Bachelor, Fresno State College, 1938; Master of Fine Arts, California College Arts & Crafts, 1950; Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, California State University, 1966.
Artist, teacher, art director, Thomas Advertising Agency, Fresno, California, 1945-1946; teacher, Fresno State College, 1945-1946; teacher, Fresno City School, 1946-1948; director School of Education, California College Arts & Crafts, Oakland, 1948-1953; freelance artist, illustrator, 1953-1963; professor, California State University, Fresno, 1953-1978; retired, California State University, Fresno, 1978.
Member American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Society Portrait Artists (board directors since 1988).
Married Ethel Laura Walker, August 30, 1940. Children: Ronald Lee, Carol Sue Musselman Woods, Steven Earl.