Student, Black Mountain College, 1946—1948. Student, Black Mountain College, 1949. Student, San Francisco School Art Institute, 1948—1949.
Instructor painting, drawing, Black Mountain (North Carolina) College, 1949-1956; chairman art department, Black Mountain (North Carolina) College, 1951-1956; free lance designer, New York City, 1958-1961; instructor painting, Philadelphia College Art, 1962-1970; instructor painting, Maryland. Institute College Art, Baltimore, 1970-1975; instructor landscape painting, National Academy Design, New York City, 1979; instructor landscape painting, Parson's School Design Summer Program, Dordogne, France, 1980. Visiting artist-critic Artists for Environment Foundation, Walpack Center, New Jersey, 1972-1983, Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont, 1987.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member National Academy of Design (certified of merit 168th Annual Exhibition 1993, Edwin Palmer Memorial prize 170th Annual 1995, Cannon prize 175th Annual 2000, Andrew Carnegie prize 176th Annual 2001, Adolph and Clara Obrig prize 178th Annual 2003), Artists Equity Association New York.
Married Mary Falconer Fitton, October 10, 1952. Children— Thomas, Susanna.