A native of Long Island, New York, Nancy Stahl studied art at the University of Arizona, the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has appeared in many formats, from billboards for Dreyer's Dreamery Ice Cream to stamps for the U.S. Postal Service. International assignments include the German magazine Der Spiegel. She had a one-woman show in 1990 at Lustrare Gallery in New York City and is included in the ongoing Society of Illustrators exhibit, “Women Illustrators, Past and Present.” In addition, Stahl chaired the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition in 2001. Her work is represented in The Illustrator in America, 1860-2000 by Walt Reed and Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits edited by Fred Woodward. An instructor in the Independent Study Masters Degree program at Syracuse University, she has also taught illustration at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Stahl works from her studio in New York City where in her leisure time she pursues her hobby of computerized knitting. She has designed more than a dozen stamps for the Postal Service including the New York Public Library Lion (2000) and Holiday Knits (2007). Stahl is especially well known for her highly stylized animal stamps, including Dragonfly (2008); the Save Vanishing Species semipostal (2011), featuring a portrait of an Amur tiger cub; Bobcat (2012); and Hummingbird (2013).
NDM New York Public Library Lion Presorted Std (2000) w/Carl T. Herrman
55¢ Art Deco Eagle (2001) w/Carl T. Herrman
57¢ Art Deco Eagle (2001) w/Carl T. Herrman
$1 Wisdom (2003) w/Carl T. Herrman
37¢ Snowy Egret (2003) w/Carl T. Herrman
41¢ Holiday Knits, Holiday Celebration: Holidays series (4 designs) (2007) w/Carl T. Herrman
26¢ Florida Panther (2007) w/Carl T. Herrman
41¢ Hearts, Weddings series (2007) w/Carl T. Herrman
58¢ Hearts, Weddings series (2007) w/Carl T. Herrman
17¢ Bighorn Sheep (2007) w/Carl T. Herrman
62¢ Dragonfly (2008) w/Carl T. Herrman