Doug Ohlson (1936-2010), born inCherokee, Iowa, was an American abstract painter known for his Color Field works. He studied at the University of Minnesota and moved to New York City in 1961. He also studied at Hunter College, where he later became a full time professor.His work incorporated color theory and is characterized by bold block of colors juxtaposed with expressive strokes and linear elements. His works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the National Gallery of Art, D.C., and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He also received numerous distinctions, including a National Endowment of the Arts Grant and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.