Born in Sweden in 1898. By 1917 Ongman was a resident of San Francisco where he was active in the local art scene. After an absence of many years he returned in 1940 for a visit. At the onset of World War Two, he is believed to have returned to Sweden. Exh: SFAA, 1917-25; Berkeley League of FA, 1924; Gump's (SF), 1940; Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1940.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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