biography of Ronald Gustin AHLSTROM (1922-2012)

Birth place: Chicago, IL

Addresses: Lombard, IL

Profession: Painter

Studied: AIC, BFA, with Paul Weighart; Univ Chicago; DePaul Univ.

Exhibited: AIC, 1955 (Clyde Carr Prize), 1958 (Wm. H. Bartels Prize), Chicago & Vicinity Exhib.,1962; 27th Corcoran Biennial, Wash., DC, 1961; 12 Chicago Artists, McCormick Pl Gallery, Chicago, 1962; 50th Northwest Ann, SAM, 1964; 5 Abstractionists, Faulkner Main St. Gallery, Chicago, 1968; Joseph Faulkner Main Street Gallery, Chicago, 1970s. Awards: 50th Northwest Ann, Purchase prize, Ford Found., 1964.

Work: AIC; Tacoma Art Mus., Wash.; Philbrook Art Ctr., Tulsa, Okla.; Barat Col. Collection Lake Forest, IL; Container Corp. Am., Chicago.

Comments: Preferred media: collage & acrylic (mixed media).

Sources: WW73; Meilach & Ten Hoor, Collage & found art (Reinholt Pub, 1964); H Haydon, article in Chicago Mag, (New Chicago Found, 1968); Robert Glauber, article in Art Scene Mag (1969).