Student, University Iowa, 1945—1948. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1951. Master of Arts, Bradley University, 1952.
Instructor sculpture and drawing Bradley University, Peoria, 1952—1955. Supervisor art services Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1955—1959. Assistant professor graphic arts California State University, Northridge, 1959—1975.
Artist, since 1973.
Married Claudia Beechum Chapline, February 14, 1989. Married Margaret Elizabeth Collins Schwarm (divorced). Children: Mark, Eric, Kurt, Kim, Paul, Lisa, Karl, Mary.