Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1947; Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1950.
Critic teacher University Illinois, Urbana, 1947-1950, professor art, 1952-1986, professor emeritus. Assistant professor art Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, 1950-1952. Master classes Springmaid Watercolor Workshop, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, since 1986.
With United States Army, 1942-1945. Member National Academy, National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society (life).
Married Inez Ellen Payne, June 5, 1947. Children: Kristen, Todd, Lisa, Adam, Scott.