Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1950; Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1957.
Instructor Ohio State University, 1952-1957. Associate professor University Georgia, 1957-1968. Professor, director graduate studies Virginia Commonwealth University, 1968-1973.
Professor University Maine- Machias, 1973-1974, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama, since 1977, head department fine arts, since 1977.
Married Jean Bunker Chalmers, January 29, 1951. Children: David Bunker, Dina Ruth, Jonathan Chalmers, Adam Jules. Married Sarah Rollings, October 21, 1971.