Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1940. Master of Arts, New York University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1965.
Associate professor art New York University, New York City, 1946-1966. Professor art Briarcliff College, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 1967-1977, Frostburg (North Dakota) State College, 1977-1978. Professor art, chairman art department Baylor University, Waco, Texas, since 1978.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1941-1945. Member College Art Association, National Art Education Association, Texas Art Education Association, Texas Association School of Art, Texas Arts Alliance.
Son of Stanton G. (stepfather) and Una May (Champion) Nichols. Married Agnes Wilson, December 13, 1980.