(1940 - )
Dedicating fifty years to his creative process, David Kraisler is a painter of figurative subjects and a sculptor of large-scale installations. Using his architectural background as a point from which to begin his compositions, Kraisler is always working with space in some way. His art is founded in the romantic tradition of Emerson and Whitman, the edifices of Sullivan, Wright and Goff, and the spatial grandeur of the American West. A musician and poet as well as a sculptor and painter, Kraisler is affected by the big open sounds of Copeland, Shaker melodies, heavy metal bands, the excitement of the drum in its spatial, architectural rhythm-form and the bass vibration of sound where bow contacts string.
Born in Brooklyn, New York and settling in Sandpoint, Idaho, David Kraisler's art is found in private and public collections and museums nationwide.