Ron Wallace succumbed to his battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
Massachusetts College of Art Professor Emeritus Harris Barron ’54 (Ceramics) describes Ron Wallace as follows:
Ron Wallace was one of MassArt’s Studio for Interrelated Media’s most ambitious and significant undergraduates, a natural group leader whose intelligence, articulation and inventiveness folded into a plain and charming modesty made him easy to be loved, respected, and followed. A self-taught, highly sophisticated computer engineer-designer, he rose to become a valued Senior Consulting Engineer at AVID CORPORATION, whose management deployed him internationally as a representative of their leading edge technology used worldwide for film and video editing. His work won one of the company’s several Emmy Awards.
This past May, Wallace presented his beautifully crafted video work, Small Ocean—based on the succession of seasons at Walden Pond—in collaboration with John Holland, at the Pozen Center at the Massachusetts College of Art.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and his son, Benjamin. There will be a memorial gathering in the fall to mark his passing.
Here’s a link to the obituary that appeared on Boston.com.