Hostetler, David (American, 1926 – 2015)
Anasazi Petrogylph Series
Inscribed on bottom in pencil: “Anasazi Petroglyph Series” 2/6 David P. Hostetler (copyright) 2004
18 x 16 in
• An Important Main Line, PA Collection
• Acquired from David Hostetler Gallery, Nantucket, MA 19 November 2012
A prolific artist for over sixty years, David Hostetler is best known for his artwork that celebrates the female form inspired by goddesses and women of historical significance. Originally from a small town in Ohio, Hostetler later attended Indiana University and later received his Master’s degree in Fine Art from Ohio University. A creative person by nature, Hostetler is best known for his sculpture but also worked in a variety of other medium such as print making, ceramics, stained glass, furniture making, as well as spinning wool. For thirty-eight years, Hostetler taught at Ohio University, where he was later named Professor Emeritus. He split his time between Athens, Ohio, and Nantucket, where his wife Susan now runs their gallery. Hostetler’s artwork is found in private and public collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey; and the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. Hostetler’s large sculpture “The Duo” can be seen in New York City near Columbus Circle.