Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College Arts and Crafts, 1955. Master of Fine Arts, California College Arts and Crafts, 1956.
Art instructor Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1956—1957, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1957—1959. Assistant/associate professor Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1959—1969. Professor, director School Art University Denver, 1969—1985.
Professor, chair art department Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1985—1988. Professor emeritus University Denver, since 1985. Juror Colorado Watercolor Society, Denver.
Private United States Army, 1951-1953.
Married Bernice Iva Strawn, June 14, 1951. Children: Clare Lynn, Daniel Paul, Stanley Milton, Benjamin Joseph, Angela Mary, Thomas Melvin.