Student, University Iowa, 1949. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1950. Master of Arts, Bradley University, 1951.
Professor department art, San Francisco State University, 1955-1985; professor emeritus, San Francisco State University, Edmonton, Canada, since 1985; visiting professor art, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1980. Visiting professor art U. Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1968-1969, Chicago The Art Institute of Chicago, 1980.
Served with United States Army, 1943-1946. Member California Society Printmakers (past president), San Francisco Tapestry Workshop (Chairman of the Board).
Married Marguerite Poeschel, July 30, 1955. Children— Lars Eric, Jean Elaine.