Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1949; Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1951; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Portland School of Art, 1981.
Graduate assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1951. Artist Albright Art School, Buffalo, 1951-1954. Visiting artist Washington University, St. Louis, 1955-1957.
Professor Art Academy, Cincinnati, 1959-1967. Visiting professor Washington University, St. Louis, 1967-1972. Director Portland (Maine) School Art, 1972-1980.
President Memphis Academy Art, 1980-1981. Visiting professor Cleveland Institute Art, 1982-1985. Professor art University North Carolina, Greensboro, from 1985.
Lieutenant United States Air Force, 1943-1945.
Son of Edward M. and Grace (Kane) C. Divorced; children: Elisabeth, Michael.