biography of William RONALD (1926-1998)

Birth place: Stratford, Ontario

Addresses: Canada

Profession: Painter

Studied: Ont. Col. Art (hon. grad., 1951).

Exhibited: Carnegie Int., 1958; Brussels World's Fair & traveling exhib., 1958; Sao Paulo Biennale, Mus. Arte Mod., 1959; WMAA annual, 1963; Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1963; Nat. Gal. Canada Biennial, 1957 (prize), 1968. Other awards: Hallmark Corp. Art Award for watercolor, 1952; natl. award, Can. sect., Int. Guggenheim Awards, 1956.

Work: MoMA; Guggenheim Mus; WMAA; Nat. Gal. Can., Ottawa; Carnegie Inst. Commissions: acrylic mural, Nat. Art Cntr., Ottawa, 1970.

Comments: Positions: host of TV show on arts, Can. Broadcasting Corp., Toronto, 1966-67.

Sources: WW73; David Ralston & Hugo McPherson, The Ronald Chapel in Toronto Harbour," Canadian Art (Apr., 1966); William Cameron, "Portrait of the Artist as a Violently Honest Man," Macleans mag. (Feb., 1971)."