Student, Massachusetts School Art, 1933—1937. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1949. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1950.
Art director Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 1950—1951. Instructor School Fine Art, Yale University, New Haven, 1949—1950, Whitney School Art, New Haven, 1950—1951. Member faculty Washington University, St. Louis, 1951—1961, professor, 1957—1961.
With United States Army, 1942-1945.
Member of Maine Art Gallery.
Married Elaine Smithers Spaulding, 1947 (divorced 1953). Married Dorothy Jean Mattes Spaulding, May 22, 1954. Children: Matthew Emmett, Andrew Giles.