Douglas S. Salveson was born in Ada, MN, in 1947. He received his BA degree from Moorhead State University in 1969 and his MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1971. Beginning in 1971, Salveson taught art at the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH, and became a Professor of Art in 1985 teaching classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, art appreciation and design.
Salveson has participated in numerous one-person and group exhibitions. His art has been selected for corporate and private collections including the Abott Laboratories (Chicago, Illinois), NCR Corporation (Brentwood, Tennessee), and Libbey-Owens-Ford Company (Toledo, Ohio).
Salveson was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Distinguished Service to Ohio in the field of Fine Arts in 1988. In this citation, Salveson responded that “Findlay is the ideal place to study art. The nice thing about teaching is when I know I’ve communicated ideas…reflected in student responses.” Salveson also noted that the “Norwegian work ethic is part of his heritage.”
Salveson participated in the Oil and Polymer Paintings exhibit accompanying the Luther College Fine Arts Festival of March 10 through March 30, 1968.