David Erdman was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in a creative environment of art and building things. He grew up on Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin and spent his formative years on the water, building and sailing watercraft of all sorts. David studied Sculpture at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Architecture at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Erdman became a major figure in the marine industry after college, a career and lifestyle spanning the last 40+ years. This experience has greatly influenced his artwork. His wood sculptures often embody the energy, fluidity, and curvature of sailing vessels.
Erdman's award-winning sculptures are represented by Leslie Curran Gallery (Florida), Reinert Fine Art (South Carolina), and Steidel Fine Art (Texas). The artist maintains an active studio on the Gulf Coast of Florida, where the wind and the water inspire and energize him.