Ronald Ahlstrom

American, 1922 - 2012


Ronald Ahlstrom was born in Chicago, IL in 1922. Ahlstrom served as a Sargent in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After the war, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago. In the early 1960s, he was the curator of the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA. Alhstrom was also a talented bass fiddle and guitar player who played professionally in clubs during the late 1940s and 50s. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. He won the William H. Bartels prize of $500 at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1958. He was best known for his collage work. He died at the age of 90 in Lombard, IL in 2012.

Ronald Ahlstrom was born in Chicago, IL in 1922. Ahlstrom served as a Sargent in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After the war, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago. In the early 1960s, he was the curator of the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA. Alhstrom was also a talented bass fiddle and guitar player who played professionally in clubs during the late 1940s and 50s. He exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. He won the William H. Bartels prize of $500 at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1958. He was best known for his collage work. He died at the age of 90 in Lombard, IL in 2012.

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