Over the years Dempwolf has participated in exhibitions including: the Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum at Pepperdine University in Malibu, the Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ, the Carnegie Art Museum in Ventura County, CA, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA, and the Pasadena (CA) Museum of California Art.
Dempwolf's work can be found in publications from North Light Books, entitled Art from the Parks. His paintings are in the permanent collections of large corporations, among them McGraw-Hill Publishers and the National Park Foundation. Though currently out of print, Dempwolf's beautiful published book, A Painter's Journey, may still be available, hard- or soft-bound, via Web search). His most recent publication is Karl Dempwolf: Small Plein Air Sketches in Oil, softbound and available through the gallery, artist or online.
Karl Dempwolf was born in Germany and spent his childhood growing up in the picturesque Bavarian countryside. At the age of fourteen he and his family immigrated to the United States on the Steamship America. Dempwolf received his B.A. from California State University Northridge, CA, where he will always be recognized as that institution's first All American Athlete. Karl studied under artist Hans Burkhart and trained at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He received a Master of Fine Art from the University of Southern California in 1974.
In 1974, he won the coveted CINE Golden Eagle award for his film, "The Story of a Craftsman". The same film also won the Silver CINDY award and Best of Show at the Bellevue International Film Festival in Washington State. His film career ended when painting became his passion. Wendt, Rose, Puthuff, Payne and Ritschel became his artistic icons.