1936 – 2010

Doug Ohlson was born in Cherokee, Iowa in 1936. He received his BA degree from the University of Minnesota and moved to New York City in 1961. Solo exhibitions have been continuously mounted in New York City since 1964 including the Fishbach, Susan Caldwell, Ruth Siegal, Andre Zarre and Washburn galleries. Ohlson has had one-person survey exhibitions at the Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Va., the Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, VT and the Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Or. In 2002 a retrospective of 20 years of his painting was installed at the Hunter College/Times Square Gallery. His work was included in the “Art of the Real” the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking 1968 survey of Minimalism and Color Field Painting. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y. The Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Dallas Museum, Whitney Museum, Albright-Knox Gallery, the Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum in Hagen and MOMA, Frankfurt Germany, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and other museums in addition to numerous private and corporate art collections. Professor of Art Hunter College, City University of New York, 1964 – 2001. He has been the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1968), Creative Artists Public Service Grant (1974), and National endowment for the Arts Grant (1976)