Graduate, Pittsburgh Art Institute, 1951. Doctor of Arts, Pittsburgh Art Institute, 2003.
Freelance illustrator books and magazines, cover artist, since 1950;
art director, consultant publications, since 1952;
cover artist, Mad magazine, 1955-1962;
cover artist, Religious Art Franciscans, 1958-1976;
designer space posters, Smithsonian Institution, 1971;
designer crew insignia, Slylab I, 1974;
vice president, Environ Associations, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1974;
artist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1975;
president, Greenswamp Publs., Virginia Beach, since 1984;
illustration director, Writers of the Future, 1987-1992;
coordinating judge, Illustrators of future, 1987-1992;
director, Kelly Freas Studios, since 1988. Lecturer, consultant colleges, art schools. Guest of honor conferences including EuroCon IV, Brussels, 1978, World Science Fiction Convention, Chicago, 1982, Chattacon, Chattanooga, 1988, AmigoCon, El Paso, 1989, Archcon, St. Louis, 1989, As Astra, Toronto, Canada, 1990, WindyCon, Chicago, 1993, Internat.Assn. for Fantastic in the Arts, ConClave, Southfield, Michigan, 1994, AGOH Conference, Irvine, California, Internal'l Association for the Fantastic in the Arts conference, Eaton Conference University of California, Riverside, 1995, Midsouthcon, Memphis, 1996, BalitCon., Baltimore, 1997.
(Book by Freas, Frank Kelly)
Board Governors International Star Foundation, Vienna, Virginia, since 1981. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946. Member National Caricaturists Network, Society Illustrators Los Angeles, Science FictionWriters American, Southern Fandom confederation, Association Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (president 1982-1983), L-5 Society (life), International Association Astronomical Artists, Los Angeles Science Fiction Association, National Cartoonists Society, Society Illustrators Los Angeles Comic Arts Professional Society, Graphic Artists Guild, Dorsai Irregulars.
Married Pauline H. Bussard, March 26, 1952 (deceased January 1987). Children: Jacqueline Deborah, Jeremy Patrick. Married Laura Brodian, June 30, 1988.