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Night Light - David Spohn
Night Light - David Spohn

Night Light - David Spohn

Troll - David Spohn

Troll - David Spohn

Troll - David Spohn

Spring Vision - David Spohn

Spring Vision - David Spohn

Spring Vision - David Spohn

About the Artist:

Bio Growing up in Chicago in a family of writers, editors and educators, my art early on gravitated toward books. In college I discovered the art of etching, a process of drawing, printing and making editions.

Since then, my life's work has taken me from the Midwest to the West Coast and finally to Minnesota, with most of this time spent designing, illustrating and writing books, and working at printmaking in my home studio as well. I worked thirty-one years as the art director for Hazelden Publishing, retiring early in 2013. During this span I also wrote and illustrated several children's books of my own, and illustrated many others.

In 2013, I received a McKnight Fellowship from the East Central regional arts Council. In 2018 I received an Essential Artist grant, also from the East Central Regional Arts Council. Artist Statement My goal as an artist is to communicate the healing power in the beauty of our natural world by creating art that helps people connect with this world in whatever environment they live. This connection is available to all of us when we learn to focus on the world as it is under our feet, right in front of our eyes. By seeing the simple beauty around us, we take the first steps toward a better world.

Whether drawing in pencil, ink or making etchings, my work has always involved print in one form or another, either through books or intaglio printmaking. The common thread is that art for books and art as printmaking both involve drawing at the heart of the matter.

City:  Lindstrom

State:  Minnesota

Country:  United States

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