David Stahl was born in Weston, Ct in 1948, son of famous painter and writer Ben Stahl. His mother, Ella, was a Broadway actress and New York model.
Beginning at an early age Stahl was naturally interested in art from time spent in his father’s studio watching him paint and from the countless museums throughout Europe and America his parents took him to. This began his schooling in art and painting.
Stahl grew-up in Florida and Southern Spain and has lived in Mexico off and on for 20 years. His studio is in Sarasota, Florida.
For most of his career he was a magazine photographer / writer being published in many publications from National Geographic to Vogue to Surfer, Yachting, Smithsonian, etc. He was awarded the flag from The Explorer’s Club in New York in 1982, for an expedition to North Cape York, Australia writing and co-producing a documentary for Ball State University on aboriginal rock art. This program aired twice on PBS. He has also created books in Australia, Jamaica and Mexico, plus a contribution to a language textbook for the West Point MilitaryAcademy. Stahl’s work is in the Chrysler Museum and South Florida Museum.
“Knowing how to think competently and sensitively is the most essential part of art. It’s not bad technique, color, brushwork or drawing, it’s bad thinking, feeling, spirit and bad forms that are devoid of all significant art spirit that makes for bad art.” Shop our art gallery and discover many talented artists.