Student, Art Center School, Los Angeles, 1939; student, Chouinards The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1940-1941, 46-47; student, American Art School, New York City, 1947-1948; student, Brooklyn Museum Art School, 1950-1953; Bachelor of Fine Arts, U. Alaska, 1963.
Instructor, Hunter College, New York City, 1952-1953; instructor, Burnley School Art, Seattle, 1954-1958; instructor, Seattle U., 1956-1959; publication, Red Door Studio Press, Kent, Washington, since 1959; artist-in-research, U. Alaska, College, 1959-1963; assistant professor, U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1964; head art department, Cornish School Allied Arts, Seattle, 1964-1965; professor art, U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1965-1984; professor emeritus, U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1984.
Member Artist Equity Association (charter, president Seattle chapter 1958), American Colorprint Society, International Arts and Letters (life).
Married Julia Ann Rasmussen, July 19, 1943. Children: Julia Ann, Mary L., Danny L., Duane Nels.