Born in Pennsylvania on May 3, 1944, Kellogg developed his early artistic interests studying in the children’s program at the Philadelphia Art Institute before moving to San Diego, California. In college he studied painting for three years at Wheaton College in Illinois, after which he transferred to San Diego State University receiving a BA in art in 1966 and a MA in painting and printmaking in 1968. After a year of public school teaching and two years in the U.S. Army, he worked and studied under Dutch artist Henk Krijger at Patmos Workshop and Gallery in Toronto, Canada. From 1973 to 2010 he taught at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Art at Covenant College and is actively working in his studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.