Student, Gymnasium of Trent, Italy, 1929. Student, National University Mexico, 1938. Student, Kansas City Art Institute, 1941.
Bachelor, Colorado State College Education, 1948. Master of Arts, Colorado State College Education, 1949. Student, University Colorado, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958. Certified, Command and General Staff College, 1971.
Certified in museology, conservation and restoration art objects, International University Art, Florence, Italy, 1979.
Teacher, supervisor adult education Works Progress Administration, Denver, 1935-1937. Director arts and crafts Denver Young Women’s Christian Association, 1936-1937, Student Christian Movement Conference YM-Young Women’s Christian Association, Estes Park, Colorado, 1937-1941, Cheley (Colorado) Camps, summers 1940-1942, 61-65. Head department; head department art Baker University, 1937-1955.
Director Elsie Allen Art Gallery, 1953-1955. Professor Wichita State University, 1955-1978, chairman department art, 1957-1964. Former art critic and columnist Wichita Eagle.
Now correspondent Estes Park (Colorado) Trail Gazette, El Dorado (Kansas) Times. Color consultant Western Lithograph Company, Wichita, Hertzler Research Foundation, Halstead, Kansas. Member National Council Arts and Government, Museum Modern Art.
President Southwest College Art Conference, 1963-1964.
Member Coutts Art Scholarship committee Butler County Community College and Washburn University. Trustee Halstead (Kansas) Fine Arts Association, Warren Hall Coutts III Memorial Museum Art, El Dorado, Kansas. Civil affairs officer Allied Control Commission and Allied Military Government, Italy, 1944-1947.
Director reorganization Italian, Slovene, Croat Schools, Territory of Venezia Giulia. Consular correspondent of Italy in Kansas Italian Consulate, St. Louis, 1961-1978. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1947.
Lieutenant colonel Reserve (retired). Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters. Member International Society Education Through Art, Kansas Art Education Association (vice president, editor 1942), College Art Association, American Society Aesthetics and Art Criticism, American Association of University Professors, Kansas Art Federation (trustee), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion (member past commanders club), Ohio State University Alumni Association (life), Reserve Officers of the United States (life), American Association Retired Persons, Optimists Club (vice president), Elks (officer Inner Guard), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Vera Huffman, April 8, 1939 (deceased July 1990). Children: John Stephen, Alan Gregory, Brian Randall.