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STEPHEN DE STAEBLER (American, 1933-2011), Four Footed Vessel, 1978, Ceramic Stoneware, 19.5”h x 25”w x 27”d

STEPHEN DE STAEBLER (American, 1933-2011), Untitled Torso, ca. 1970’s, Ceramic Stoneware, 30”h x 15”w x 10”d

Stephen De Staebler

Born in Missouri 1933, Stephen De Staebler grew to become an internationally celebrated American sculptor, best recognized for his work in clay and bronze. An important figure in the California Clay Movement, he is credited with sustaining figurative subject matter during a time when most artists were moving away from it. Stephen De Staebler received a plethora of honors and awards throughout his career and was an influential teacher at both San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012 M.H. De Young Museum
2009 Palo Alto Art Center
2002 Franklin Parrasch Gallery
2000 Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery
1998 Franklin Parrasch Gallery
1994 Cambell-Thiebaud Gallery
1990 John Berggruen Gallery
1985 CDS Gallery
1982 Torture Gallery
1982 John Berggruen Gallery
1978 James Willis Gallery
1977 James Willis Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Museum of Fine Arts Houston
2013 Contemporary Jewish Museum
2007 Oakland Museum of California
2004 San Jose Museum of Art
2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1980 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1979 Smithsonian American Art Museum
1975 Oakland Museum of California
1962 San Francisco Art Institute
1961 San Francisco Museum of Art

Selected Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Boston Museum of Fine Art
New Britain Museum of American Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Berkeley Art Museum
Museum of Art and Design, New York
Crocker Art Museum
di Rosa Preserve
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Oakland Museum of California
Palm Springs Art Museum
The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
San Jose Museum of Art
Everson Museum
Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu