David Driesbach Biography

David Driesbach

American

1922-

Biography

David Dreisbach, printmaker and educator, was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on October 7, 1922. He attended the University of Illinois between 1940 and 1941. During World War II, he worked in war plants in Illinois and California until June 1942, when he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He had served in South Pacific Theater for three years when was discharged in 1945. He continued his education under the G.I. Bill, studying with Mauricio Lasansky and Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York and in France in 1969. Driesbach attended Beloit College from 1946 to 1947, the University of Wisconsin summer term of 1946, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1947 to 1948, and the University of Iowa between the years 1948 and 1951, receiving his BFA and MFA.

Driesbach’s teaching experience includes Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas; Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1953-54; Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois 1954- 59; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1959-64; and Northern Illinois University Dekalb. Driesbach retired from teaching in 1964. His work is represented in the collections of he Seattle Art Museum, Dayton Art Institute, Columbus Gallery of Fine Art and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.