Student, Whitney School Art, New Haven, 1946; student, Chouinard The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1947-1950.
Design engineer Consultant & Designers, New York City, 1954-1965. Research and Development engineer Bell Helicoptor Corporation, Fort Worth, 1965-1967. Owner, manager Taos (!New Mexico) Art Bronze Foundry, 1967-1979.
Teacher Lyon Studio, Taos, since 1967. Conductor seminars in wood sculpture, bronze casting, mold making. Numerous television guest appearances, Texas, California.
Sergeant Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Wood Carvers Association, Colorado National Carvers Museum (life), American Foundrymens Society, International Wood Carvers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars (life).
Married Shivley Lee Lyon, ug. 2, 1974 (divorced June 1986). Children: Michelle D., Laurance C.