Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, 1951; Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1960.
Assistant professor art, San Diego State University, 1960-1962; assistant professor art, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1963-1966; associate professor, head department art, Chapman College, Orange, California, 1966-1970; Distinguished professor art, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, 1970-1995. Curator and/or juror numerous shows.
Member Watercolor Honor Society (board member, co-chair conference 1997).
Married Sandra Gardner, 1964 (divorced 1977). Children: Kathy L., Matissa S. Married Marlene Pierce Rittenhouse, May 30, 1987.