Student, Drake University, 1947—1948. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City University, Kansas City Art Institute, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1952.
Director art program Savannah State College, Georgia, 1952-1969. Professor art Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1969-1992, emeritus professor fine arts, since 1992. Artist, special projects Hampton Studio, since 1992.
Director day camp City of Kansas City Recreation, 1952. Art consultant United States General Services Administration, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1995-1998. Curator 2 special exhibitions St. Louis Artists' Guild, since 1998.
Judge Watercolor Missouri National, Winston Churchill Memorial, Fulton, Missouri, 2001. Lecturer St. Louis Art Museum, 2001.
Member advisory board West Broad Young Men’s Christian Association, Savannah, 1966-1969. Board director United Fund, Edwardsville, 1971-1974. Member Citizens Advisory Council District 7, Edwardsville, 1973-1975. member St. Louis Art Museum, Art St. Louis, St. Louis Artists' Guild.
Married Dorothy Louise Smith, September 28, 1946 (deceased October 1986). Children: Harry James, Robert Keith.