Graduate, Massachusetts Normal Art School, Boston, 1913. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts School Art, 1945. Doctor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1956.
Student, Columbia University, University Pitts, Alfred University.
Art teacher, Pitts Academy, 1913-1916;
art teacher, U. Pittsburgh, 1916-1917;
art teacher, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, 1919-1920;
art teacher, Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, summers 1925, 26;
art teacher, Extension division Pennsylvania State College, 1925-1928;
director art, Pittsburgh Public Schools, 1920-1928;
dean Art School, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1928-1956. Lecturer on fine and applied arts. Painter, lithographer.
Lecturer Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida.
Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1918-1919. Major Coastal Air Patrol, 1941-1946, pilot active duty, 1942-1943. Member National Education Association, Eastern Art Association, Western Art Association, American Federation Art, Art Directors Club, Society Illustrators, American Legion, Royal Society Arts London, Cooperative Club (life), Aero Club (Pittsburgh), Q-B's (New York ), Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Helen Lucille Cronenwett, April 11, 1922. 1 child, Rene Leon; married Margaret Bennett Stephenson, December 12, 1956.