Associate of Arts, Long Beach Junior College, 1930. Bachelor, San Diego State College, 1934. Postgraduate, Chouinard Institute Fine Art, Los Angeles, 1932.
Master of Fine Arts, University Southern California, 1939.
Instructor Washington State College, Pullman, 1941. Faculty San Diego State University, 1946—1977, professor emeritus, since 1977. Served to 1st lieutenant Air Corps United States Army, 1942-1946.
Chairman San Diego Museum Art, 1952—1953. Member Artists Guild, San Diego Museum Art, 1976—1978, since 1983.
Married Mary Wurst Swiggett, October 30, 1942. 1 child Stephanie.