Oris Strommen Dahlen
(1918 - 2003)
Oris Strommen Dahlen was active/lived in Montana. Oris Dahlen is known for western, landscape and wildlife painting.
Oris Dahlen was born June 7, 1918, at her parents farm North of Saco,
Montana. She was the daughter of Andrew and Oral (Crantz)
Strommen. She attended grade school at the Huntley School near
the farm. She graduated from Saco High School where she was proud
of being a drum majorette. She also played one season on the boys
basketball team. She then attended one year of Havre Normal College.
Oris married Lyle Haynes in 1938 and later divorced. They had two
sons and ranched North of Saco on the Milk River. She was an able
cowgirl and told many stories about her favorite horses.
During this time she began doing oil painting, mostly of scenery and wildlife. She painted on
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