Student, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1951. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1952. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1955.
Student, Ossip Zadkine, Paris, 1953. Student, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy, 1954.
Chairman sculpture department, Kansas City The Art Institute of Chicago, 1954-1959; Chairman sculpture department, Rhode Island School Design, 1959-1960; Chairman sculpture department, University of California-Berkeley, 1961-1962; Chairman sculpture department, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1962-1970; Chairman sculpture Department, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1970-1993; retired, 1993.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II.
Married Carolyn Marsha Wolf (divorced). Children: Ania J., Ianos. Married Mary Katherine Powers, 1981 (divorced).
1 child, Araan J.