University of Michigan. Students League of New York
He studied at the University of Michigan in the 1940s, and then entered the United States Air Force.
He made his return to art when he joined the Students League in New York. In the early 1960s, David von Schlegell built his own sculpture studio in Ogunquit, Maine and later established himself as a prominent sculptor. From 1971 to 1990, von Schlegell was the head of the Yale School of sculpture department.
He died on October 5, 1992 in New Haven, Connecticut at the age of 72. Students of note include Don Gummer, Roni Horn, Jessica Stockholder, Ann Hamilton, Matthew Barney, Sean Landers, and Katsuhisa Sakai. Painting and drawings In addition to sculpting, Von Schlegell also made paintings and drawings.
After dedicating his Untitled (L's), he also had an exhibition in IUPUI's Lecture Hall and at the Herron School of displaying his photographs and drawings from the project.
First lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1944.
Married Susan Howe; children: Lisa, Julia, Rosemary, Anthony, Mark.