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educator , Film director

David Gordon Ehrlich, American Film director, educator.


Ehrlich, David Gordon was born on October 14, 1941 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Max and Jeannette (Gordon) Ehrlich.


Bachelor in Government, Cornell Univercity, 1963; sculpture certified, Madras School Fine Arts, India, 1964; Master of Arts in Dramatic Art, University of California, Berkeley, 1966; Master of Fine Arts in Film, Columbia University, 1975.


Artist-in-residence Vermont Council on Arts, Montpelier, Vermont, 1978—1998, New Hampshire Council on Arts, Concord, New Hampshire, since 1986. Visiting professor film studies Dartmouth College, Hanover, since 1993. Visiting professor animation Beijing Film Academy, since 2007, Fuzhou University, since 2008, Communications University China, Beijing, since 2010.

Lecturer art University Vermont, 1977-1982. Adjunct assistant professor interdisciplinary arts State University of New York, Purchase, 1971-1975. Instructor animation summer session University California, Berkeley, yearly 1988-1993, summer session University Hawaii, Honolulu, yearly 1991-1998, Mongolia College Art, Ulan, Baatar, Mongolia, Chemical Abstracts Service School, Karachi, Pakistan, 1993.

Member advisory board American Dental Association Animation Institute, Shanghai, since 1988. Visiting professor film MRDH College, Volda, Norway, 1990-1991. Art therapy consultant Manhattan State Hospital, 1975-1976.

Honorary president Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2002. Presenter various international conferences and festivals, speaker in field.



Member National Expressive Therapy Association (chair advisory board NETA Journal, certified expressive therapist), International Animation Association (Executive Board since 1988, vice president since 1991), Society Animation Studies (member steering committee since 1999),, AsianCinema Studies Society, Vermont Council on Arts (filmmaking grantee 1978, 79,84, 86, 89, 90, 91), Mongolia Society, Miagmar Animation Workshop (board directors since 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: composing music, painting, sculpture, dancing, traveling.


Married Marcela Josepha Rydlova, July 17, 1975.

Max Ehrlich

Jeannette (Gordon) Ehrlich

Marcela Josepha Rydlova