Bachelor, University Washington, 1936. Master of Fine Arts, University Washington, 1950. HHD (honorary), Seattle University, 1986.
Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Whitman College, 1986.
Manager grocery store, Seattle, 1935—1941. Member faculty University Washington, 1947—1980. Served as staff sergeant, Japanese language instructor United States Army, 1942-1946.
Member of University Washington Alumni Association (Summa Laude Dignatus award 1984), Tau Sigma Delta.
Married Ayame Iwasa, January 10, 1947. Children: Gerard, Mayumi, Deems, Marcus.