Associate of Arts, Pasadena City College, 1960. Student, Los Angeles County Art Institute, 1960. Studies with, Don La Viere Turner, Glendora, California, 1962.
Studies with, Joseph Funk, Venice, California, 1966.
Dan Stolpe has devoted his entire life to exploring the traditional spiritual and aesthetic culture of Native Americans and bringing that tradition to renewed contemporary expression in dramatic and expressive monotypes, woodcuts, serigraphs, etchings, and paintings. Dan’s work helps bridge the Indian and non-Indian worlds and the false divisions among the human and natural. Stolpe learned the art of creating and printing intaglios and woodcuts as an apprentice to Don Louisiana Viere Turner.
Studying art history under Lennox Tierney has had a lifelong impact on Stolpe"s art
He has lived most of his life in the United States. except for a few years in Canada and with the Native American Swinomish Tribe on their reservation in the state of Washington. He has resided in Santa Cruz, California since 1975.
Over the span of 20 years, Daniel Stolpe had exhibits internationally, including: Japan, Spain and Oaxaca, Mexico and Mexico City. He worked with master printers, including Raul Soruco and displayed his art at Soruco’s Galeria Gràfica, Oxaca, Mexico from 1994 to 1996.
In 1963 Stolpe and Herb Fox opened Montecito Press in Sierra Madre, California.
During this time he printed intaglios, woodcuts and lithographs using a combination press of his own design. Two graduates of Tamarind Printmaking Workshop, in Hollywood, California, Joe Funk and Joe Zerker, heard about Dan"s press and came to see lieutenant Those two master printers then created their own business, called Joseph Press in Venice, California, and obtained a press designed and built by Stolpe.
lieutenant was with Joe Funk that Stolpe learned the elements and fine art of creating and printing lithographs.
The two men became lifelong friends and, in 1979, founded a printmaking studio: Native Images Incorporated. in Santa Cruz, California. Stolpe has been associated with artists such as Don LaViere Turner, Leonard Edmondson, Dutch artist Nic Jonk, James Joe, and Ambrose Teasawito.
He has contributed his own artwork to many notable publications such as William Everson"s "Canticle to the waterbirds", and William Shipley"s translations of the Maidu Indian myths named The Creation As The Maidu Told lieutenant by Hanc"Ibyjim, collected (from the 1900s) by anthropologist and linguist of Harvard University Roland Dixon in 19 Stolpe has taught many print makers over the years including Herb Fox of Miramac Editions, Massachusetts. The Special Collection Library of the University of California at Santa Cruz has an endowment and an archive dedicated to the collection of Stolpe"s Artist
Instructor summer job program SYEP, Santa Cruz County, since 1982. Supporter American Indian Movement, since 1980.
Married Joyce Anita Berge, December 22, 1960 (divorced September 1972). 1 child, Matthew Lloyd. Married Elizabeth Fisher, July 13, 1986 (divorced August 1988).