Blair Apperson was educated at Hargrave Military Academy and the University of Richmond, where he received a B.A. and a master's degree in English. He served in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy where he received honors.
A celebrated artist for many years, he was recognized at a showing in the Frans-Bader Gallery in Washington, D.C. He taught English at the University of Richmond and later moved to the Northern Neck where he was an instructor at Northumberland High School for over 15 years.
He died August 25, 2001, after a lengthy illness.