Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1949. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1958.
Research assistant University Iowa, 1950—1951, teaching assistant, 1951—1954. Art history instructor Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1954—1956. Assistant professor art history University Texas, 1956—1961.
Professor art Ohio University, 1961—1994. Visiting assistant professor Michigan State University, 1960. Professor emeritus Ohio University, since 1994.
Controller Ohio History Society, since 2003. Pfc infantry, 1943-1946, Europe.
Married Elizabeth Abercrombie Fisher, April 26, 1952. Children: Susan Elizabeth, John William.