Student, Academy Fine Arts, Florence, Italy, 1947; student, University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1947-1948; student, California College Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1948-1950.
Professor Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, 1968-1975. Professor, chairman department art California State University at Fresno, 1975-1983. Painter, 1948-1960; sculptor, since 1960.
Member advisory board Museum Northern Arizona Art Institute, Flagstaff, 1976-1978, National Sculpture Conference, University Kansas, Lawrence, 1971-1980.
Honorary fellow Royal Academy Fine Arts (Hague, Netherlands). Member San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, American Federation Arts.
Married Alice Susanne Ryser, June 11, 1948. Children: Florence Susanne, Yvonne Marguerite.