Rebecca Ronstadt studied art at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. She also attended Babson College, Simmons College, and New Hampshire Institute of Art. She received a certificate in Arts Administration from Harvard University’s Institute in Arts Administration.
For most of her career, she was president and co-founder of a successful software publishing company, Lord Publishing, Inc. She designed, developed and published financial planning & budgeting software applications, as well as college-level business school textbooks. She won several awards for her software packaging and book designs for her work, including Best Software Packaging and Best Financial Software Product from the Software Publishers’ Association.
Rebecca now spends most of her time as the Publisher (Owner) of The Journal of the Print World, devoted to contemporary & antique works of fine art on paper. The highly-respected Journal of the Print World is a small but influential publication for art collectors, museum curators / professionals, art dealers and galleries, writers and scholars, researchers, art libraries, academic and arts institutions, foundations, museums and national galleries around the world.
Several years ago, and in collaboration with New Hampshire Audubon Society, Rebecca undertook an ambitious undertaking; the creation of a Second Edition of John James Audubon’s Imperial lithographs, “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” which she hand watercolored herself. She created six images: Canada Lynx, American Black Bear, Gray Fox, Fischer, California/Mexican Marmot, and Musk Ox.
She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Contemporary Printmaking, as well as an artist member of the prestigious Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA,) the American Historical Print Collectors Society, the Monotype Guild of New England, New Hampshire Audubon Society, and Women Printmakers of Austin, to name a few.
In October, 2013, the Society of American Graphic Artists honored Rebecca for her outstanding commitment and contributions to the world of fine art printmaking. The awards ceremony was held at the National Arts Club in New York.
Rebecca served as Curator of the New Hampshire Audubon Society art collection, and In 2015, collaborating with Andrew Spahr, she co-curated the exhibition, “From Birds to Beasts” at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH.
Currently, Rebecca is working on a series of etchings derived from photographs taken by her with her “Instamatic” camera during her tour of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chimbote, Peru, 1965-1967.
Known as “The Peru Series,” the etchings portray life in Peru during that period (1965-1967) from her perspective, and documents for the first time what it was like to live with Alejandro Toledo and his family. One of 16 children, Alejandro Toledo became the President of Peru and the first of Incan heritage.
Rebecca’s work is represented by The Old Print Shop in New York City.