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artist , educator

Douglas Dean Ohlson, American artist, educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1968; Creative Artists Public Service grantee, 1974; National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1976. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1955-1958.


Ohlson, Douglas Dean was born on November 18, 1936 in Cherokee, Iowa, United States. Son of Lloyd E. and Effie O. (Johnson) Ohlson.


Bachelor of Arts, University Minnesota, 1961.


Professor art Hunter College, New York City, 1964—2001. Retired, 2001.


  • Other Work

    • One man shows include Fischbach Gallery, New York City, 1964, 66-70, 72, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City, 1974, 76, 77, 79, 81, 82, 83, Portland (Oregon) Center for Visual Arts, 1977, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York City, 1985, 87, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, 1985, 90, 92, 93, 95, 2000, 04, 09, Gallery 99, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, 1986, Jaffe Gallery, Miami, 1989, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, 1986, 2003, Doug Ohlson 20 Years of Painting: 1982-2002, Lorel Tracy Galy Red Bank, New Jersey, 2006, Elaine Baker Galy, Boca Raton, 2007. Group shows include Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1968, Tate Gallery, London, 1969, Whitney Museum, New York City, 1969, 71, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, 1972, 73, University of California at Los Angeles, 1975, Born in Iowa: The Homecoming, 1986-1987, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York City. Invitational American Academy Arts and Letters, 1992, 94, 97, 2002.

      Represented in permanent collections Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, National Gallery Art, Washington, American Federation Art, Museum Modern Art, Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, Florida, Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany, Museum Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Minneapolis Institute Art, Dallas Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum, New York City, Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Served with United States Marine Corps, 1955-1958.


Lloyd E. Ohlson

Effie O. (Johnson) Ohlson