Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1952.
Associate professor art University Maine, Orono, 1955—1966. Executive director Kalamazoo Institute Arts, 1966—1978. Director Greaver Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon, since 1978.
Member visual committee Michigan Council Arts, 1976-1978.
Member of advisory board Haystack Center for the Arts, Cannon Beach, 1988-1991. Member Cannon Beach Arts Association, 1986-1988.
Married Hanne Synnestvedt Nielsen, November 30, 1955. Children— Peter, Paul, Lotte.