David Hostetler (1926 — 2015) has been a celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor for over 61 years. His works appear in more than 25 museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. His pieces grace numerous public collections from Nantucket to New Mexico to the Netherlands.
David Hostetler is the creator of a series of original and captivating works in wood and bronze that honor and celebrate the female form. Inspired by goddesses and celebrated women of historical significance, Hostetler has based his entire life’s work on capturing the spirit, romance and earthiness of “the feminine” in exotic woods and in bronze. Whether revealing the sensuousness of the female figure or rendering visible the gift of feminine intuition, Hostetler’s works are moving, intriguing and a pleasure to touch and to see.
David Hostetler has been a celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor for over 61 years. His works appear in more than 25 museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. His pieces grace numerous public collections from Nantucket to New Mexico to the Netherlands.
Hostetler’s most visible installation was chosen by prominent architect Philip Johnson as a memorial to Ohio real estate developer and philanthropist Dan Galbreath, who was a partner in Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City. Galbreath was a friend to Hostetler and a collector of his sculptures. The 13 foot outdoor sculpture, “The Duo,” is installed at Columbus Circle overlooking Broadway. A rough textured bronze, “The Duo” depicts two slender figures touching at the arms and seemingly grown from trees. The work was originally conceived as a tribute by the artist to his wife.
Hostetler has earned wide acclaim for his unique treatment of the feminine form, his “women.” Most of his pieces begin as wood carvings, with bronze versions cast directly from the wood. In the ’60s, he gained national prominence with his American Woman Series – graceful, flowing wood sculptures. He initiated the series using indigenous hardwoods (elm, white oak, walnut, maple), then progressed from folk images to stylized symbols in exotic woods (purpleheart, ziricote and pink ivory). Celebrated photographer Yousuf Karsh created a unique portrait of Hostetler surrounded by his “women.” A 4 EMMY award winning documentary David Hostetler The Last Dance has aired on public television. It’s an insightful, funny and poignant portrayal of Hostetler and his artwork.
David Hostetler（1926 年 - 2015 年）61 年来一直是美国著名木雕师和青铜雕塑家。他的作品出现在超过 25 个博物馆和画廊，包括波士顿美术博物馆、新泽西州汉密尔顿雕塑公园和俄亥俄州扬斯敦巴特勒美国艺术学院。他的作品为从楠塔基特岛到新墨西哥州再到荷兰的众多公共收藏增色不少。 大卫·霍斯特勒 (David Hostetler) 创作了一系列原创且迷人的木头和青铜作品，致敬和颂扬女性形态。受到女神和具有历史意义的著名女性的启发，霍斯特勒一生的工作都基于在异国情调的木材和青铜中捕捉“女性”的精神、浪漫和朴实。无论是展现女性形象的感性，还是展现女性直觉的天赋，霍斯特勒的作品都令人感动、耐人寻味，让人赏心悦目。 David Hostetler 是美国著名的木雕师和青铜雕塑家，已有超过 61 年的历史。他的作品出现在超过 25 个博物馆和画廊，包括波士顿美术博物馆、新泽西州汉密尔顿雕塑公园和俄亥俄州扬斯敦巴特勒美国艺术学院。他的作品为从楠塔基特岛到新墨西哥州再到荷兰的众多公共收藏增色不少。 霍斯特勒最引人注目的装置被著名建筑师菲利普·约翰逊选为纪念俄亥俄州房地产开发商和慈善家丹·加尔布雷斯，他是纽约市特朗普国际酒店大厦的合伙人。加尔布雷思是霍斯特勒的朋友，也是他的雕塑收藏家。 13 英尺高的户外雕塑“The Duo”安装在哥伦布圆环，俯瞰百老汇。 “二重奏”是一种质感粗糙的青铜制品，描绘了两个纤细的人物，手臂相触，似乎是从树上长出来的。这件作品最初是艺术家向妻子致敬的作品。 霍斯特勒因其对女性形态（他的“女人”）的独特处理而赢得了广泛赞誉。他的大部分作品都是从木雕开始的，也有直接从木头铸造的青铜版本。六十年代，他凭借优雅、流畅的木雕《美国女人》系列而闻名全国。他首先使用本土硬木（榆木、白橡木、胡桃木、枫木）开始创作该系列，然后从民间图像发展到异国木材（紫心木、锆石和粉红象牙）中的程式化符号。著名摄影师优素福·卡什 (Yousuf Karsh) 为霍斯特勒创作了一幅独特的肖像，周围环绕着他的“女人”。荣获四项艾美奖的纪录片《大卫·霍斯特勒最后之舞》已在公共电视台播出。这是对霍斯特勒及其艺术作品的深刻、有趣和深刻的描绘。