Except for one thing.
Along the way he got a dog, a Weimaraner. And that has made all the difference.
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1965 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1967.
Although his first love was painting, he became interested in photography and filmmaking.
While teaching at California State University, Long Beach in 1970 he acquired Man Ray, the first of the famous Weimaraners that have appeared in his photographs and videos through the years.
In 1986, a Weimaraner named Fay Ray came into his life. Her puppies and grandpuppies were added to the cast, appearing in a series of photographs and books for adults and children.
His works have appeared in major galleries all over the world.
His film and video works have been featured on Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, and Saturday Night Live.
The first two videos below should bring back happy memories to many of you. The third features Wegman introducing his dogs and his photography.