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Carl Homstad

Vesterheim instructor Carl Homstad

Born in Denver, Colorado, Carl Homstad attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After graduating with a BA in art in 1973, he stayed in northeast Iowa. His journey as an artist, though, has taken him across the world while exploring media from carved woodcut prints to watercolor and oil paintings.

Homstad is an award-winning artist who has exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows. His work is in the permanent collections of several Midwest institutions, and his murals are on walls in more than 30 communities. He has also supervised more than 100 murals in public schools.

In 2021-2022, Carl showed his work at Vesterheim in the exhibition An Artist’s Journey: Carl Homstad, 50 Years. Enjoy videos of Carl’s gallery talks on Vesterheim’s Youtube channel here.