David Bates is active/lives in Texas. David Bates is known for mod-naive genre painting, sculptor.
Biography David Bates
Born in Dallas, Texas, David Bates became a noted realistic figure and
narrative painter at a time when Abstract Expressionism was
all-prevailing. However, he has been influenced by modernism
including the painting of Vincent Van Gogh, German Expressionism and
American Expressionist, Marsden Hartley. He later added abstract
sculpture to his pursuits, working in painted wood and painted
bronze. Many of his paintings are large scale, a size with which
he is comfortable because he is six-feet three inches tall.
Of his work, it was written: "A natural storyteller influenced by his
Texas upbringing and affection for family and longtime friends, Bates
uses dark outlines, simplified forms, and heavy impastos i
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