Bachelor, Idaho State University, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, University Oregon, 1964.
Director, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana, 1964-1967; director, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, 1967-1970; executive director, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, 1970-1975; regional representative, National Endowment for Arts, Seattle, 1975-1984. Executive director Western States Art Federation, Santa Fe, 1984-1990, chairman artist committee Santa Fe Institute Fine Arts, 1986.
Chairman Capitol Planning Commission, Salem, 1973-1975. Board overseers Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, 1975-1980. Member of advisory committee Santa Fe Mus.Fine Arts, 1987-1988.
Vice chairman Santa Fe Arts Commission, since 1988. Member Western Association Art Museum (vice president 1971-1973, board directors 1971-1978), Western States Arts Federation (board directors since 1984), American Association Museum.
Married Glenda Smith, 1961 (divorced December 1974). Children: Robert W., Susan N.