Donald Stoltenberg (1927-2016) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received a BS in Visual Design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1953. He exceled at painting, printmaking, teaching, and writing. He taught at his Alma Mater, as well as at the Rhode Island School of Design and the DeCordova Museum School (for almost 20 years) among other schools, guilds, and art centers.
He was included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Athenaeum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DeCordova Museum, Brockton Art Museum, Rose Gallery at Brandeis University, Art Complex in Duxbury, MA, Silvermine Guild of Artists, The Print Club of Philadelphia, Pratt Graphics Center, Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Copley Society of Boston, Fogg Museum, Worcester Museum, Associated American Artists of New York and the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.
Solo exhibitions included: the DeCordova Museum and Galleries in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Baltimore and at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
He won countless awards, was included in prestigious collections, was a member to many fine organizations and had been written about thoroughly.