Bachelor of Fine Arts, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1950; Master of Fine Arts, State University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1951.
Associate professor art, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1952-1953; associate professor art, Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, 1953-1954; associate professor art, Millikin U., Decatur, Illinois, 1954-1959; associate professor art, Ohio U., Athens, 1959-1964; professor art, Northern Illinois U., DeKalb, 1964-1991.
Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Middle American College Art Conference (president).
Married Doris Magnuson, December 21, 1946. Children: John, Julie, Elizabeth, Emily, Carrie.