Born in Springbrook, Oregon on May 2, 1906. David studied art with Alexandra Bradshaw at Fresno State College and continued in Los Angeles at Chouinard and Art Center schools. He was a resident of Sacramento in the late 1930s and early 1940s while employed at Weinstock-Lubin Company. By the mid-1940s he was director of J. W. Robinson Company in Los Angeles. He painted regionalist watercolors until the 1950s. After establishing a studio in NYC in 1960, he studied with Hans Hofmann and then painted abstracts into his nineties. Upon retiring to a farm in Oregon, he died in Newburgh in April 2006. Exh: Kingsley Art Club, 1934-43; San Francisco Museum of Art, 1940, 1946; Oakland Art Gal
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Interview; Who’s Who in American Art, 1940-47; Sacramento Union, 8-10-1941, p.8.Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here
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