Student, University Wisconsin, 1948. Student, London County Council School Arts and Crafts, 1950. Studied with, Ossip Zadkine, Paris, 1949.
Teacher Layton School Art, Milwaukee, 1951-1956, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1956-1957, Boston University, 1957-1961. Professor art Brown University, Providence, from 1961. Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, 1961, University California at Santa Barbara, 1968.
Visiting lecturer Harvard, summer 1967. Participant symposium on 20th century sculpture Museum N. Arizona, 1978.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member Soaring Society of America.
Married Mary Ross, October 3, 1961. 1 child, Hugh Merlyn Zadkine.