Student, Tyles School Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1940-1942, 46; student, Hans Hofmann School, New York City, 1946-1948; student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1948.
Instructor Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, from 1977;, 1977-1996.
Served with United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Academy of Design (academician 1983).
Married Diane Kathryn Thommen, August 30, 1950. Children: Richard Vincent, Catherine Annual.