Herlinde Spahr Biography

Herlinde Spahr

American

1952-

Biography

Herlinde Spahr was born in Antwerp, Belgium on December 19, 1952. Spahr moved to California in 1977 where she graduated with Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She began stone lithography in the early eighties when she discovered an old Griffin press at the ASUC Studio on campus. Spahr set up her own studio called, "Lithium Press," mainly focusing on lithography.

Spahr has received many awards, and her prints are apart of major public collections, such as Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Oakland Museum of California, the Morrison Collection at UC Berkeley, the Royal Museum of Antwerp in Belgium, the Prentenkabinet at Antwerp and at Brussels, the Janet Turner Print Museum at the University in Chico, the Worchester Art Museum, the Museum beim Solenhofer Aktienverein in Germany, the Hanoi Fine Arts Permanent Collection in Vietnam and the Library of Congress, Washington DC. She has been awarded a Fulbright Grant, a Chancellor Fellowship, a Princess Beatrix Scholarship and the Kala Institute Fellowship.

Biography taken in part from: http://www.herlindespahr.com/herlindespahr.com/bio%26resume.html