Stephen De Staebler
Stephen De Staebler (1933- 2011) was an American sculptor and printmaker who was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1933. During his undergraduate summers, he studied art at Black Mountain College with Robert Motherwell and Ben Shahn. He graduated from Princeton University with a BA in religion in 1954. In 1961, he received an MA from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught for many years at the San Francisco State University. De Staebler worked primarily in fired clay during the 1960s and 1970s, but began to make bronze castings in the 1980s. When he turned his attention to monotypes, he approached them in a sculptural manner. He would attach layers of tape and shards of broken and scratched acrylic glass to acrylic glass plates, inking them and running them through the press multiple times. Many of these monotypes suggest body-parts. De Staebler lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stephen De Staebler's artwork has been the feature of many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States- Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, etc. His creative artworks can also be found in many major museum collections including Berkeley Art Museum (CA), Ceramic Research Center (AZ), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA).