Student, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1952. Pupil of, Adolph Dehn. Also student in, Adolph Dehn, Paris.
Doctor honorary, Académie Culturelle de France, Paris, 1980.
Co-president, International Grand Prix Painting Palm D'Or Des Beaux Arts, Palais de la Scala, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 1968; international cultural counselor, International Arts Guild, Monte Carlo, 1968; foreign correspondent, International Arts Bulletin, Monte Carlo, 1970-1975; art director, Lutheran Sentinel, 1966-1969; foreign correspondent, Minnesota Arts Association, 1974-1977; chief director, United States of America New York exhibition Festival International de St-Germain-des-Pres, 1978. Art consultant Boy Scouts American, 1964.
Chairman American Red Cross disaster committee, Freeborn County and Albert Lea, Minnesota, 1966. Honorary member Minnesota Artists Association. Member Association Belgio-Hispanique, Society d'Encouragement au Progres, International Arts Guild, Grand Prix Humanitair, Sons of Norway.
Clubs: Kiwanis Day-Breakers (Albert Lea) (honorary).