Born in Omaha, Nebraska, attending classes at the Joslyn Art Museum as a boy.
Attends the University of Nebraska at Omaha studying with Sidney Buchanan (sculpture), Wayne Higby (ceramics), Tom Majeski (printmaking) and Peter Hill (painting). From 1969 to 1971 was a recipient of the Bertha Megendohlt Hatz Art Scholarship Award.
Views an etching printed on handmade paper, which would later become the major focus of work.
Awarded a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in printmaking with a minor in Education by the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Graduate study in sculpture with Sidney Buchanan, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Graduate study in printmaking with John de Martelly, Michigan State at East Lansing.
Graduate study in printmaking with James Butler and ceramics with Dan Anderson, Southern Illinois at Edwardsville.
Graduate study in printmaking with Clinton Cline and Robert R. Ecker, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Recipient of a scholarship from the Anderson Ranch Art Foundation in Snowmass, Colorado.
Awarded a Masters in Fine Arts in printmaking by the University of Colorado at Boulder.
1980 Locates his studio in Colorado.
1981 to 1995
Travels internationally studying paper history, materials and techniques.
Travels to Düren, Germany, to join in founding of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA), the world’s leading organization of paper artists headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland.
Serves as a founding Board Member, first Vice President and second President of IAPMA.
1975 to Present
Works as a professional fine artist exhibiting and appearing in corporate, public and private collections internationally.