Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, 1951. Master of Arts, Bradley University, 1952.
Director Springfield (Illinois) Art Association, 1953-1956. Instructor art Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, 1956-1960. Instructor art, art consultant Brooklyn College, New York City, 1961—1963.
Specialist New York University, 1965. Assistant professor Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1965-1970, director Emily Lowe Gallery, 1967-1970. Professor art Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1970—2006, chairman fine arts department, 1981-1984.
Professor graduate program in fine arts, 1984—2006. Retired, 2006; emeritus professor, 2009. Coordinator program development City of New York, l96l-67.
Producer Career Films, New York City, l965-69. Resident Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga, New York, l978.
Sergeant Army of the United States, l944-47, European Theatre of Operations.
Married Joan Vennum, April 24, 1954. Children: Mie, Thomas, Leon.