Student, Art Center Los Angeles, 1940. Student, Oakland Arts/Crafts, 1946. Student, American University, 1962—1967.
Aircraft mechanic, Naval Repair Stations, Alameda, California, 1945-1956; aircraft engineering technician, Department Navy, Washington, 1956-1974; artist, teacher, Ralph Smith Workshops, Annandale, Virginia, since 1974. Juror awards 100th Annual Art Exhibition, National League of America Pen Women, Washington, 1996.
With United States Navy, 1941-1943. Member American Society Marine Artists (elected artist member 1999), Midwest Watercolor Society, Virginia Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society (signature member, Bronze medal).
Son of; married Francis Ferne Sierth, August 15, 1942. Children: Peter Joseph, Beverly Christine.