He studied at the School of Fine Arts at Yale University, graduating with a Bachelor and Bachelor of Fine Arts.
He served in the United States Navy in World World War World War II After the war he taught at the Art Institute of Chicago. He lived in Winnetka, Illinois, from 1958 until 1993 after which he moved to Maine. His papers are held at the Archives of American Artist
Captain United States Navy, 1942-1945.
Married Mary Grant, June 2, 1945. Children: William G., Grant A., Harry A., Jean G.