Born in Providence, R.I. and graduated from Littleton High School in 1930.
Schultz was educated at the Massachusetts College of Art and at the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He taught high school art from 1946 to 1977, ending up in Newton, MA for the bulk of those years, 1955-77. He was a member of the Cambridge Art Association and head of the AAN gallery committee for a number of years. He and his wife Rosalind moved permanently to Nantucket in 1977 but moved to Florida for health reasons in 1987. He won his first exhibition prize at AAN in 1955 and the last in 1987.