Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Colorado, 1948. Master of Fine Arts, University Colorado, 1950. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Colorado, 1973.
Member of faculty department art, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1950-1952, 53-56; member of faculty department art, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1956-1991; professor fine arts, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1964-1991; distinguished professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1975-1991; retired, 1991; artist-in-residence, Roswell Museum and Art Center.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Society of America Graphic Artists, American Color Print Society, College Art Association (board directors), Artists Equity Association, Indiana Academy (elected).
Married Dorothy I. Pozzatti, May 20, 1946. Children— Valri Marie, Rudy Otto, Gina Maria, Mia Ines, Illica Lara.