Graduate, Newark School Fine and Industrial Arts, 1949.
Art evaluator New Jersey Council of Arts, 1975.
Served with United States Army, 1943-1944, European Theatre of Operations. Member Allied Artists American (vice president 1975-1978, president 1978-1981, honorary life president 1983, director watercolor 1981-1984, Gold medal of honor 1973, De Maree award, 1981, FitzGerald Memorial award, 1982, 91, Diana Kan award, 1983, Bainbridge award 1985, Silver medal of Honor, 1986, John Young-Hunter award 1989), American Watercolor Society (honorary member, 1st vice president 1981-1986, president 1986-1993, Emily Lowe memorial award 1984, Ogden Pleissner memorial award 1988, Four Winds medal 1989, Mary S. Litt medal 1992, Silver Medal of Honor award 1993), Audubon Artists (honorary life, exhibition chairman 1974-1977, director 1977-1980), National Society Painters in Casein and Acrylic (Shiva award 1987), New Jersey Water Color Society (president 1957-1959, Grumbacher Silver medal 1982, Warga award 1983), Artists Fellowship, American Veterans Society Artists, Garden State Watercolor Society (award 1985), Hudson Artists (founder 1955), Jersey City Museum Association (director 1953-1960), National Academy of Design (NA full acadamician, Henry Ward Ranger Fund purchase awards 1965, 71), Old Bergen Art Guild (president, director 1962-1989), Salmagundi Club (honorary), Australian Watercolor Institute (honorary), Mexican Watercolor Society (honorary).
Married Janice Echols Gary, February 9, 1957.