Bachelor, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1939; postgraduate, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1939; Doctor (honorary), Adams State College, 1992.
Artist Walt Disney Productions, Burbank, California, 1939-1940. Free lance illustrator, 1946-1962.
Board of directors Albuquerque Arts Board, 1985, Adams State College Foundation, since 1974, Cowboy Artists of America Museum, Kerrville, Texas, 1984-1989. Captain United States Army, 1942-1946. Member Cowboy Artists of America (president 1971-1972, 83-84, 88-89).
Married Neva Irene Anderson, March 20, 1943. Children: Joanne, William Taylor, Charles, John.