Bachelor, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota, 1952. Master of Fine Arts, University Oklahoma, 1954. HHD (honorary), South Dakota State University.
HHD (honorary), Hamline University. HHD (honorary), Dakota Wesleyan University.
Teacher, Pierre (South Dakot) Indiana School, 1939-1940; teacher, director art, Pierre High School, 1943-1957; professor fine arts, artist-in-residence, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, 1957-1980; professor emeritus, U. South Dakot, Vermillion, 1980-1983. Artist-in-residence Dakota Wesleyan University, 1948-1952. United States State Department lecturer, Near East and S. Asia, 1971.
Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters.
Married Heidi Hampel, July 29, 1947. 1 child, Inge Dawn.