Student, Coburn Classical Institute, 1938-1939; student, Portland School Fine and Applied Art, 1944-1945; student, New York School Industrial Art, 1945-1949; student, National Academy of Design School Fine Art, 1945-1948; student, Grand Chaumiere de Paris, 1954; student, Scuolo del Circolare Internazionale di Roma, 1955.
Sculptor in residence American Academy in Rome, 1955. Lecturer sculpture Washington Cathedral, Hofstra University, numerous others, 1966-1992. Instructor National Academy of Design School Fine Arts, 1967-1985.
Member advisory board Brookgreen Gardens, 1981-1992. Fellow National Sculpture Society (board directors, president 1979-1981, Lindsey Morris Memorial prize for bas relief 1966, Therese and Edward H. Richard Memorial prize for portrait 1980), American Artists Professional League (board directors, gold medal 1979, 78). Member National Academy of Design (academician, Dessie Green portrait prize 1980).
Member American Numismatic Society (life, Sanford Saltus award 1976), Council American Artist Societies (president 1982-1993).
Married Senta Jacobshagen, October 15, 1955. Children: Juliana Son of, Richard Son of.