Bachelor cum laude, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1969. Artist, designer Ambrose Associations, 1953-1956, LaDriere Incorporated., Detroit, 1957-1962.
Assistant professor art Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan, 1966-1967, 69-70.
Professor art emeritus Boise State University, 1970. Important works include: exterior mural Boise Gallery of Art, 1974.
Sculpture City of Portland, 1977. Lobby mural Morrison Knudsen Corporation, Boise, 1982.
Wall sculpture Idaho First National Bank, 1980.
Wall relief mural Morrison Performing Arts Center, 1984. Exhibitions include Denver Art Museum, 1980, National Museum American Art Smithsonian Institution, 1979, 83, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1984, Laval Art Museum, Montreal, 1986, Barcelona (Spain) Art Gallery, 1988, Color and Image, New York City, 1989.
Artist, designer Ambrose Associates, 1953—1957, LaDriere Inc., Detroit, 1958—1962. Assistant professor art Ferris State College, Big Rapids, 1966-1967, 69-70. Professor art emeritus Boise State University, since 1970.
Member of Northwest Designers and Craftsmen, International Enamelist Society (Lifetime Achievement award 2001).
Married Rosemary Olson, 1996. Children: John Henry IV. Bachelor cum laude, Hope College.