Carl Dahl

(1952-      )

CARL DAHL holds a BA in Philosophy, BS degrees in Finance and Computer Information Systems, an MBA, and a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from Arizona State University. Especially known for his shattered horse sculptures, Dahl also produces gestural drawings on paper.

From his website’s artist’s statement, “In sculpture, I prefer to work on an intimate scale. This immediacy lets me work fast and with simple tools. My materials are moist clay, steel wire, time and heat. The emerging clay figures bleached, bone-like and suffused with rusting iron capture elemental parts of my desert experience. The wood bases reflect an instance of life grounding this entropy. On paper my drawings are gestural and simple and owe a great debt to Sumi-e and Expressionism.”


BISHOP’S has several Carl Dahl pieces in its collection. Contact us with the inventory number if you are interested in purchasing a piece. All items are for sale.