David has a 30+ year history of working in several well known printing establishments. In 1979 after studying fine art printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art he worked at The Anthoensen Press, Portland Maine. The Anthoensen Press was founded in 1875 as the Southworth Press. In 1984 David and the managing director of Anthoensen, Harry Milliken, started a new venture, The Shagbark Press. Shagbark lasted six years until 1990, when it was sold to Scott Vile of the Ascencius Press. That year David was hired by the Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont as head of the letterpress division. Founded by Roderick Stinehour in 1952, the press was owned by the Stinehour family and produced some of the highest quality work in the business. David worked at Stinehour till 1997 when he moved back to Portland Maine and started his current studio practice, Wolfe Editions.
Wolfe Editions has changed over the years to keep up with the changing demands of the print world. In the beginning we had many book projects but in recent years the need for fine books has become a very narrow market and we have replace that with fine art print production. The studio has always been flexible to do whatever project was at hand and will continue to take that approach.