Douglas Dean Ohlson
(1936 - 2010)
Douglas Dean Ohlson was active/lived in New York, Iowa. Douglas Ohlson is known for abstraction, minimal imagery.
Biography Douglas Dean Ohlson
The following is the artist's obituary from the New York Times:
Doug Ohlson, Painter of Vivid Abstracts, Dies at 73
By Roberta Smith, published: July 23, 2010
It could be said that Doug Ohlson's determination to be a painter came out of the blue. He was born in the middle of the Great Depression in Cherokee, Iowa, 50 miles east of the Missouri River. His father, a farmer and the son of a Swedish immigrant, expected his three sons to carry on the family tradition.
But Mr. Ohlson had other ideas, inspired in part by a plentitude of flat terrain and open sky that was extreme even in a region known for them. In a catalog essay on Mr. Ohlson, the art historian E. C. Goossen noted the possible effect of
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