“Cows” / Acrylic on canvas / 44”x44”

David Arlen Grimsrud was born on June 9, 1940 in the Cumberland, Wisconsin hospital to Alton and Janice Grimsrud. They owned and operated the Turtle Lake Times weekly newspaper nearby. The family then moved to Zumbrota, Minnesota where Dave worked in his fatherʼs newspaper/print shop during his high school years and during the summers while earning a BA degree at St. Olaf College, majoring in art. He received an MA in painting from  Minnesota State University – Mankato and an MFA in graphic design at Indiana University – Bloomington. He went on to teach art at the high school level. He also served on design staffs at Indiana Alumni Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Sacred Design Associates, and Daytonʼs department store. Grimsrud was owner/publisher of the News-Record/Zumbro Shopper newspapers from 1981-2007. Currently, he paints at his home studio in Zumbrota. 


ARTIST STATEMENT

I include letters and numbers in my paintings. They add visual interest and symbolize my many years of working in publishing  and graphic design.