Bachelor of Engineering, University Toledo, 1950. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1951.
Professor art emeritus San Jose State University, 1964-1986. W.I.C.H.E. professor Soledad State Prison, 1967. Established artist in residence program Yosemite National Park,1984-1985, Fire Clay and Tile, Aromas, California, 1998.
Artist in residence Museo Regla, Cuba, 2000, Ferencsik Janos Zeneskola, L. Balaton, Hungary, 2002. Panelist SECOLAS Southeast conference Latin American Studies, Vera Cruz, Mexico, North Carolina University, Santa Domingo. Coxwain United States Navy, 1939-1946, Pacific.
With Western Interstate Commission Higher Education, Soledad State Prison, 1967.
Married Mary Carvin (deceased). 1 child, Matisse Jon. Married Lillian Tihlarik (deceased 2005).
1 child, Christine Gay.