Student, University Wisconsin, 1939-1941, 42; student, National U. Mexico, 1941; Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, 1947; Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate School, 1949; postgraduate, Jepson The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1949-1950; postgraduate, Atelier 17, Paris, 1957; postgraduate, Sorbonne, 1962-1963.
Instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950-1952; Instructor, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1954-1956; founding director, College Art Study Abroad, Paris, 1959-1969; professor, American College in Paris, 1962-1969; professor, department chairman art, California State University, Hayward, 1969-1970.
Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.
Married Helena Brinton May, 1947 (divorced 1953). Married Beryl Sharrar, July 4, 1959 (divorced 1970). Married Elizabeth Gunn Quandt, December 23, 1971 (deceased December 1994).