Stahl has a love for history which is expressed in many of his paintings
in great detail. Months of research are completed to insure the accuracy
of each painting before it is begun. It is this attention to small detail
that makes his paintings so popular.
Mr. Stahl was born in Pennsylvania, but moved to Ohio as a small child.
His love for art began at an early age, as he would sit in the backyard
and sketch the world around him. After graduating High School, he continued
his education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, receiving an associate
degree. He then transferred to LaRoche College, also in Pittsburgh, where
he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Art. In 1977, Mr.
Stahl began his professional career by starting a series of rapidograph
pen and ink drawings of local scenes and buildings. Many of the drawings
were of buildings that no longer exist, yet were well known to many citizens.
The popularity of these prints continues to grow as he expands his collection.
In 1983, Mr. Stahl began marketing
limited edition color lithographs produced from his oil paintings. There
are riverboats, scenes from the Cape Hatteras area, lighthouses, Indian
scenes and scenes of historical interest. His works continue to expand
as his love for art grows. He has completed many paintings on commission
that hang in various homes and businesses throughout the United States.