Born in 1952 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA the son of a Portuguese mother and a Canadian father. He received his BFA in painting in 1975 from the University of Massachusetts and, his MFA in Painting from the University of Miami in 1977.
Before focusing on his career as an international artist, he was an advertising creative, marketing consultant and an adjunct professor of Marketing. He also taught Art History and Studio Art.
Ron Fortier has participated in various group and individual exhibitions in the United States and Europe. His work is represented in various private collections.
He currently resides in Fairhaven, Massachusetts where he maintains his primary studio. His second studio is in Praia de Buarcos, Figueira da Foz on the Silver Coast of the Portuguese mainland.
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