Student, Minneapolis School Art, 1940-1942; B.Design, University of Michigan, 1948; Master of Fine Arts, U. Iowa, 1950.
Instructor, Mankato (Minnesota) State College, 1950-1954; assistant professor art, U. Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 1954-1955; assistant professor, U. Northern Iowa, 1955-1959; associate professor, U. Northern Iowa, 1959-1964; professor, U. Northern Iowa, 1964-1987; acting head department art, U. Northern Iowa, 1984-1985. Head art department U. Omaha, 1959-1960.
Served with United States Army, 1943-1945.
Married Mary Lou Franks, July 22, 1945. Children: Jonathan, Marilyn, Jeremy.