Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Texas, 1959. Master of Education, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1983.
Assistant professor art, Southeastern Louisiana U., Hammond, 1962-1967; associate professor art, Southeastern Louisiana U., Hammond, 1969-1973; assistant professor art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1967-1968; band director, Shamrock (Texas) H.S., 1979-1980; band director, Hico (Texas) H.S., 1980-1982; professor art, Dallas Baptist U., 1982-1983.
Advisory board Fine Arts Council, Hamilton, Texas, since 1997. With United States Army, 1955-1957. Member Western Writers American, National Sculpture Association.
Married Martha Eulene Ousted, June 4, 1954. Children: Zel, Maria, Lyn, Patti, Jason.