Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1950. Master of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1951.
Art instructor St. Mary College, Xavier, Kansas, 1951—1953. Freelance artist Anchorage, 1953—1956. Concept illustrator Martin-Marietta Company, Denver, 1956—1965.
Art director National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, 1965—1969. Artist Clifton, Texas, since 1969. With United States Navy, 1942-1945.
Member of Grand Central Art Gallery, Western Heritage Sale, Kerrville Texas (vice president), Cowboy Artists American Museum Foundation, Cowboy Artists America (secretary treasurer 1969-1970, president 1973-1974, vice president 1978-1979, president 1979-1980).
Married Mary Ellen Selvidge, July 30, 1949. Children: Nancy, John D.