Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1932. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1933. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1938.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1941. Student, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy, 1950. Student, Bisttram School Art, Taos, New Mexico, 1939.
Instructor English and journalism Ohio Wesleyan University, 1934, assistant professor, 1935-1942. Professor art, head department Illinois Wesleyan University, 1942-1944. Dean College Fine Arts, Bradley University, 1944-1950.
Chairman art department Arizona State University, 1954-1966, professor art, 1966-1976, emeritus professor, since 1976. Professional lecturer.
Member National Art Education Association (national council 1959-1962), Pacific Arts Association (president 1958-1960), Arizona Art Education Association, Phoenix Art Museum, Emeritus Professors Association (president 1985-1986), Arizona Society Mayflower Descendants on Bradford and Alden Lines, Phi Beta Kappa (president Phoenix chapter 1986), Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Married Antoinette Claypoole, July 8, 1938. Children: Nancy Ann (Mistress Keith Leafdale), Sarah (Mistress Tom Freese), Lucy (Mistress Jack Barcelo), David.