David Barthold is a Brooklyn artist who has worked at various times in printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and graphic arts. He began to study printmaking in 1974 at Ruth Leaf Studio in Queens, and later with Paul Arnold, Nancy Campbell and John Pearson at Oberlin College. Between 1981 and 1983 he worked as an assistant edition printer at Styria Studio on Broome Street, and during that period spent 9 months in Paris studying engraving with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris.
Between 1990 and 2004 Barthold set aside his painting practice in favor of ceramics, and established a small ceramic production and design studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn, producing wares for the interior decorating and retail markets.
Barthold is presently active as an engraver at Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn. His work concentrates on intricately detailed treatments of natural subjects, and features of the local landscape.
My art practice is centered on printmaking at Gowanus Studio Space on 7th Street in Brooklyn. My primary medium is copperplate engraving, but lately I've also produced several linoleum relief prints. I'm excited by the graphic possibilities of this way of working, and plan to offer a class at GSS early in the new year.
During this year's Gowanus Open Studio, I'll be showing and selling several small prints produced over the last year, and perhaps doing a printing demonstration using a small platen press.