© Ali Kiphuth
David Kiphuth began studying art seriously at the age of 12 and continued taking life drawing and painting classes for six summers with Yale Professor Emeritus Deane Keller.
After graduating from Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, he received an A.B.F.A. in 1969 from Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut. He illustrated a book on theater history for Yale Drama School Professor George Izenour from 1969-1971, and received a B.F.A. from the University of Hartford Art School in 1974.
David maintained a public art studio for six years in Branford, Connecticut. During a six-year stint working for the Anthropology Division at the Yale Peabody Museum, he had the opportunity of illustrating a number of books for Yale anthropology and archaeology professors.
He moved to Maine in 1987, married Linda Schrade, had their fabulous daughter Allison, and came to upstate New York in 1990. For 15 years he was the illustrator for the Gazette Newspapers in Schenectady. He now works for the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and pursues freelance illustration and art
He has had a life-long interest in the outdoors and environmental issues, and for more than fifteen years has worked closely with Dave Gibson and Ken Rimany creating drawings and paintings and collaborating on their shared interests.
David has been an active bluegrass and folk musician since 1962, and is now consumed with his love of old-time Appalachian and traditional bluegrass music. He and his family live in the woods near Saratoga Springs with their fine cats.