Student, Art Students League New York, 1916-1918, 19-20; also studied in, London, England. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Pepperdine U., 1989.
Member National Academy of Design, National Academy Western Art (Bronze medal 1976, Silver medal for watercolor 1977, 82, 83, Gold medal for watercolor 1980, Trustee's Gold medal 1980, Gold medal for contribution fine art 1989, named to Hall of Fame 1990), Cowboy Artists American (emeritus, Gold medal for watercolor 1977, Silver medal for mixed media 1978), American Watercolor Society (honorary) Clubs: Bohemian (San Francisco). Salmagundi (honorary).
Married Verna Timmins, July 19, 1938 (deceased 1985). Children: Linda Teague Bird, Hilary Teague Kitch.