Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1950. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1952. Student, California State University, Chico.
Art instructor Auburn (California) High School, 1953-1954. Art supervisor elementary school district, Redding, California, 1954-1967. Instructor drawing and painting Shasta College, 1954-1968.
Professor graduate studies California State University, Chico, 1968-1988, chair department art, 1972-1980, professor emeritus, since 1988. Judge Northern California Art Association, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 1959.
Member Civic Arts Commission, Redding, 1963-1978. Art consultant Shasta County Superintendent Schools, 1964-1967, Creative Arts Center, Chico, 1974-1975, others. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946, PTO.
Married Margaret Ann Gardner, June 29, 1950 (divorced March 1972). 1 child, Emily Jane; Married Ruth Mary Miller, November 26, 1972 (deceased February 2002). Married Jenifer Shevis-Packard, September 28, 2002.