Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, Bradley University, 1949. Master of Fine Arts, University Illinois, 1956.
Designer, illustrator Malone Studios, Dallas, 1952—1953. Art director University Wisconsin Publication, Madison, 1956—1957. Assistant professor art department University Wisconsin, 1957—1963.
Professor art Missouri State University, Springfield, 1963—1988. With United States Air Force, 1944-1945.
Member of Watercolor United States of America Honor Society (founder, emeritus president, Lifetime Achievement award 2006).
Married Margo Simson, August 16, 1990. Children: William Cortney, William Bradford.