SMH Patients & Staff Enjoy the
Art of David Stengelsen
Memorial Hospital is currently hosting an exhibit of
paintings by David Stengelsen. The works will be
on view during November and December.
Stengelsen has been a painter most of his seventy four
years. As a high school boy and later in college,
he drew and painted constantly. In 1955-56, David
had a tour in the Army, where he played flute and
saxophone in various Army bands.
graduated from Los Angeles city and state colleges with
a major in art and a minor in music. After
exhibiting for years in Los Angeles and San Francisco,
David and his wife, Ann, moved to Norway Maine in
had exhibits at Stephens
over the last few years, as well as, a
well received exhibit at the Deertrees Theatre's Backstage Gallery in 2007,
and the Norway Library in
Most of his paintings over
the last 20 years are quite large - from 48 x 60 to 72 x
96 inches. All are in oil. Those featured in the
Norway Library exhibit were among the smaller paintings
in his author series and were completed while living in
Among his influences he lists
German expressionist painters Ernst Kirshner and Oscar
Kokoshka, as well as, American painters Milton Avery,
Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter, Philip Guston and
Englishman, Lucian Freud.
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