Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, 1951.
Staff artist Esquire, Incorporated, New York York City, 1951. Creative director Ahlen & Akerlund, Stockholm, 1963-1966. Adjunct professor Paier College of Art, Hamden, Connecticut, 1979-1984.
Graphic advisor United States Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington, 1981-1983.
Served as sergeant United States Army, 1951-1953, Korea.
Married Kerstin Rigmor Jesslen, May 21, 1955. Children— Kristina, Jan Christian.