1976 Buick and Antique Auto Merged


William Stolpin


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William Stolpin received a degree in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute in 1964 and worked at General Motors until 1993. He furthered his interest in art and received an associate fine arts degree from the Charles S. Mott Community College focusing on printmaking. His lithography studies with the internationally known Emil Weddige at the University of Michigan and the art of etching with Akira Kurosaki formed the basis for his colorful, eclectic work on themes in architecture, space, and fantasy.

In his automotive series, he abstracted engineering designs as seen in this work with the Buick automobile. In 1980 he began the DAS Print Company, a local collaborative print group of three printmakers, Stefan Davidek, James Anthony, and Carole Brender. Their limited edition prints documented the architecture and historical events in the City of Flint. His work is exhibited in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and the Flint Institute of Arts, where he was an instructor of printmaking for many years.