Bachelor, University Kansas, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, 1965.
Lecturer art, Hunter College, New York City, 1965-1971; instructor, Brooklyn Museum Art, summer 1973; visiting associate professor, Rice U., Houston, 1973-1975; associate professor, Rice U., Houston, since 1976; department chairman art, art history, Rice U., Houston, 1979-1983; studio head, Rice U., Houston, since 1984. Lecturer art U. Maryland., Colleg Park, spring 1976.
With Army of the United States, 1954-1956, 59-63, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve retired. Member College Art Association, Reserve Officers Association, Tau Beta Pi.
Married Shirley Jane Baker, September 1, 1957. Children: Alexandra V., Check Baker.