Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, University Oklahoma, 1948. Master of Fine Arts in Art, University Oklahoma, 1950.
Special instructor art University Oklahoma, Norman, 1948—1950. Instructor art William Woods College, Fulton, Missouri, 1951. Professor art Drake University, Des Moines, 1951—1985.
Superintendent Iowa State Fair Art Salon, 1952—1970. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1945, PTO.
Married Mildred Ann Elmenhorst, January 26, 1948 (deceased April 1991). Children: Patricia, Catherine, Thomas, Rebecca, Mary, Michael. Married Joanne Lenore Gravelin, June 6, 1992.