Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dayton The Art Institute of Chicago, 1952; postgraduate, Pratt Institute, 1955-1957; postgrad, Art Students League, New York City, 1958-1961; apprentice, Ulysses A. Ricci, New York City, 1956-1960.
Studio assistant to, William Zorach, Bath, Maine and Brooklyn, 1952; studio assistant to, Marshall Fredericks, S.I., New York, 1956-1963; studio assistant to, Joseph Kiselewski, New York City, 1961; studio assistant to, Wheeler Williams, Madison, Connecticut, 1961; studio assistant to, Julian Harris, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1964; assistant professor sculpture fine arts department, Fashion Institute Technology State University of New York, from 1972; works include, animal sculpture, New York City and Warwick, New York works include, 4 gargoyles, Washington Cathedral, 1960-1976; works include, Nocturnus (animal relief), Philadelphia Zoo, 1973; works include, The Pond The Sea (reliefs), Cincinnati Zoo, 1975; works include, The Ridge Raccoons (Ridge School), Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1979.
Served with United States Army, 1943-1945. Fellow National Sculpture Society (secretary 1983 exhibition). Associate National Academy of Design (Ellen P. Speyer prize 1987, Elliot Liskin Memorial prize, 1988).
Member Society Animal Artists (vice president from 1979), Audubon Artists (exhibition chairman 1979-1980), Allied Artists American.
Married Harriet Elizabeth Phillips, November 18, 1961. Children: Russell Scott, Melanie Annual.