Certified, School of Art Institute Chicago, 1940. Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art Institute Chicago, 1945.
Teacher of painting Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1940-1941. Teacher drawing and painting University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1946-1983. Artist, painter, 1983—2010.
Visiting professor painting University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1964, University Calgary, Alberta, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1970. Visiting artist Gallery Elena, Taos, 1990. Board directors Palos Verdes (California) Museum.
Staff sergeant United States Army, 1941-1945, PTO. Member Veterans for Peace, National Watercolor Society (president).
Son of Keith Allen Crown and Cora Weil. Previous marriage to Helen Elaine Talle, 1945. Children: Helen Elaine, Katherine, Patricia Louise.
Married Patricia Louise Dahlman.