Bachelor of Fine Arts, Atlanta College Art, 1950. Bachelor, Mississippi College, 1952. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1956.
Doctor of Education, Illinois State University, 1964.
Professor, chairman art department Mississippi College, Clinton, 1951—1993, part-time professor, since 1993. Visiting professor Johnson Atelier, Princeton, New Jersey, 1975. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1948, lieutenant colonel civil air patrol United States Air Force, 1972-1997.
Married Marjorie Bryant Gore. Children: Judy Gore Gearhart, Paul Bryant, Jan Gore Mellado, Philip M.