Graduate, Vancouver School Art, 1933. Doctor Fine Art (honorary), University Victoria, 1995. DLL (honorary), Emily Carr Institute Art & Design, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1997.
DLL (honorary), Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, British Columbia, 2000.
Served with Canada Army, 1939-1946. Member Royal Canada Academy Arts, Order of Canada.
Married Fern Rosabell Irvine Smith, February 10, 1940 (deceased 1974).