Student, Rhode Island School Design, 1941—1942. Student, Chicago Art Institute, 1945—1948. Student, Goodman Theatre, 1947—1948.
Apprentice scenic designer Station NBC-television, Chicago, 1948—1949, set designer, 1949—1953. Art director Station WDSV-television, New Orleans, 1953—1972. Art instructor Tulone University, 1971—1979.
Workshop teacher, from 2002. 1st lieutenant, pilot United States Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.
Member of P-47 Pilots Association, 8th Air Force History School, American Ex-Prisoners of War (life. Past commander).
Married Shirley Walker Rames (divorced). Children: Claudia Cheryl, Cynthia Lee, James Douglas.