Student, University Illinois, 1930—1932. Student, Art Students League New York, 1935.
He made cover illustrations for The New Yorker between 1940 and 1980. He was a runner-up for the annual Caldecott Medal, recognizing his illustration of Mice Twice, a picture book that he also wrote (Atheneum Books, 1980).
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(A collection of riddles for beginning readers.)
Married Ruth Hull, October 21, 1940 (deceased 2006). Children: Damaris, Jennifer.