Subler received his B.F.A. degree from The Dayton Art Institute in Ohio in 1972 and his M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1974 and 1975. In 1987 he was the recipient of the University of Missouri, Kansas City Faculty Fellowship Award and in 1983 he received a research grant from Weldon Spring Endowment for a research project in Spain entitled, ?Technical Investigation into Francesco de Goya?s Use of the Aquatint Spirit Ground Method.? His works appear in public and private collections around the United States. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Missouri in Kansas City since 1980.