Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1948; Master of Science in Applied Art, University of Wisconsin, 1948; postgraduate navy training, Dartmouth College, 1943-1944; postgraduate, State University Iowa, 1952-1953; postgraduate, University of Illinois, 1954.
Artist-in-residence, instructor, Des Moines Art Center, 1949-1953; illustrator, Our Wonderful World Encyclopedia, Urbana, Illinois, 1953-1956; art director, Editorial and Communication Services, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1957-1959; artist-in-residence, associate professor art, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1961-1978; co-owner, Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida, 1978-1989. Expert book illustration United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Pakistan, 1960.
Volunteer religious illustrator, Chile, 1965. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, PTO. Member National Academy of Design.
Son of Ray Darius and Lora Henrietta (Overman) H. M. Lois Adele Partridge, 1946 (divorced 1953). 1 daughter, Patricia Christine.
M. Maurene Lane Kietzman, October 6, 1956 (deceased 1957). M. Joan Van Tassel, May 13, 1968 (divorced June 1990).