David Barthold has been a printmaker since the age of 13, when he studied with Ruth Leaf at her storefront studio in Queens. He took up engraving at the suggestion of Paul Arnold at Oberlin College and later studied with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. He also worked briefly as an assistant printer at Styria Studio in New York in the early 1980s.
After a 30-year hiatus, David returned to printmaking in 2011 and produced a series of engravings centered on animals and the natural world. His major project of late has been a monumental engraving of an African black rhinoceros. He maintains a studio at Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn and has taught classes at Manhattan Graphic Center. He is currently employed as a high school teacher at Union Square Academy in Manhattan.
David’s work is represented at the Allen Art Museum, Wesleyan University, the New York Public Library, and private collections.