Student, Cincinnati Art Academy. Student, Jack Storey Central Academy Commercial Art.
Opened commercial art studio, 1946. Founder Wildlife Internationale Inc., 1971. Major exhibits include Famous Figureheads Series, National Mariner Museum, Washington, Cincinnati Museum Natural History, 1994, Artist of America exhibition, Denver, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, Society Animal Artists national tours, 1992—2000, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, Rory Tory Peterson Institute Natural History, Jamestown, New York, 1998, 2004—2005, The Smithsonian Institution's Preservation and Research Center, 1998.
Major commissions include Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati Bengals, John Deere & Company, WILDS International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, Armco Steel Corporation, Bankers Life & Casualty, Mead Corporation, Colonial Williamsburg, Classical Music Hall of Fame. Served United States Navy, World War II.
Member of Society Animal Artists (past president), National Audubon Society, American Ornithological Association, Cincinnati Bird Club, Outdoors Writers Association.
Married Judy Ruthven. 1 child Kevin.