Student, University Missouri, 1911-1912; student, School Fine Arts Washington University, 1912-1915.
Medical illustrator, Washington University, 1920-1936; medical illustrator, St. Saint Louis University Medical School, 1936-1949; assistant professor, St. Saint Louis University Medical School, 1949-1952; associate professor, St. Saint Louis University Medical School, 1952-1961; professor emeritus, St. Saint Louis University Medical School, from 1961.
Member horticultural county Missouri Botanical Garden. With United States Army, 1917-1919. Fellow Royal Horticultural Society.
Member Association Medical Illustrators (president 1955-1956,Board of Governors 1951-1956, 59-63, Chairman of the Board Governors 1952-1954, editorial board journal), American Legion, Men's Garden Clubs American (president Webster Groves 1953-1955, president St. Louis regional county 1955-1958, national director 1959-1962, national president 1965-1966, bronze medal), Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Chi.
Married Mary Sanburn Russell, August 3, 1920. Children: Philip R., Frank J.