A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Spahr moved to California in 1977. While enrolled at UC Berkeley as a student in Comparative Literature, Spahr turned to printmaking due to a chance discovery of a lithographic press and stones at the ASUC Studio on campus. Her work combines a traditional approach to drawing with a radical interpretation of the lithographic medium. Her print work is included in "The Best of Printmaking. An International Collection."
“Technical finesse, an open attitude to the creative process, and deeply personal subject matter are typical of the works of Herlinde Spahr.” David Acton in "60 Years of North American Printmaking"
For information about her first book, "Open Studio. Work from 1979 to 1997" go to herlindespahr.com