|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|A recorder of the fast pace of New York City life, interior and exterior scenes, David FeBland works from a studio in Soho. As he moves about the city, he usually carries a camera with him to record the moment he later puts on canvas. His paintings seldom show resolution of the action because they are created in a hazy-style that suggests motion. His focus in on the way individual human beings fit into the overall fabric of life.|
FeBland grew up in New York City, where his parents exposed him to museums and contemporary art movements. He studied political science at the University of Cincinnati and then spent a semester at the University of Manchester England studying urban planning. In 1974, he earned a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He worked at this profession for a year in Boston, and then deciding to become an illustrator, he moved with his wife to New York City where he had numerous advertising commissions.
In 1990, he turned to full time painting and worked progressively in gouache, acrylic, and oil, which he preferred because of its luminosity and slow-drying, which allows the artist more flexibility for changes. FeBland sees and paints the city around. "New York is a library of studies," he says. "The enclosure of separate and self-containing cultures is a wonderful paradox."
Source: "American Artist", September 2000
|Biography from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden:|
|Born: 1949, London, England|
1971 University of Cincinnati, BA, Political Science
1972 University of Manchester, England, Town Planning & Design
1972 University of Virginia, MA, Landscape Architecture
1994 Gallery Art Proper, Southampton, New York
1997 Art-full Living, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota
1997 Enclosed Cultures, MMC Gallery, Marymount Manhattan College (2-person)
1998 City Stories, Caelum Gallery, New York, New York
1998 In and Out of New York, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, New York
1998 Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
1998 Contemporary Realism in the Painting of David FeBland, Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University
1999 City of Rhythm, Arts Club of Washington, DC
1999 Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut (2-person)
1999 Running Commentaries, Caelum Gallery, New York, New York
1999 Splitting Atoms, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
1999 Making the Walls Sing, Krasdale Corporation, New York, New York
2000 Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2000 Urban Aesthetic, Bender Fine Arts, Atlanta, Georgia (2-person)
2000 Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center, Kentucky
2000 Introductions, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas (3-person)
2001 Contemporary Artist Series, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas
2001 Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
2001 Still/Life, Woodward Gallery, New York, New York (2-person)
2001 Twist & Shout, Marsh Visual & Performing Arts Center, University of Richmond, Virginia
2002 Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany
2002 Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
2002 Lawrenceville/Hutchins Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
2003 Streetwalkers, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2003 Probing the Urban Psyche: A View at the End of 2 Centuries, Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2003 David Febland: Motion Pictures, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 New York Unbound, Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany
2004 Foreign Subjects, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
2005 David Febland, Wesley Lake Gallery, Asbury Park, New Jersey
2005 Galerie Vomel, Dusseldorf, Germany
2006 Panter &-Hall Gallery, London, England
2006 Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany
2006 Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2008 David FeBland: The Year of Sincerity, Panter & Hall, London, England
2009 Wonderland Metropolis, Mayer Fine Art, Norfolk, Virginia
1989 Galleria de la Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
1989 Olympia & York Gallery, New York, New York
1989 Transglobe Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1994 Artopia Gallery, New York, New York
1994 Transportation as Art Theme, Park Avenue Atrium Gallery, New York, New York
1995 Spring Group Show, Gallery of Living Artists, New York, New York
1995 The Common Myth: Icon & Symbol Today, Park Avenue Atrium Gallery, New York, New York
1995 The Visual Club Gallery, New York, New York
1996 Fairfield University, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut
1996 Quadrennial Fin-de-Siecle, Lever House Exhibition Space, New York, New York
1996 171st Biennial, National Academy Museum, New York, New York
1996 47th AONE, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
1996 St. Bonaventure University, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, New York
1997 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art; Newark, New Jersey
1997 6th Annual National, Art Center of Northern New Jersey
1997 Contemporary Realism in Art, Academic Artists Association, Springfield, Massachusetts
1997 Fortieth Annual, American Museum of Illustration; New York, New York
1997 Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, New York
1997 Columbia College Gallery; Osage Beach, MO
1997 Comer Museum of Art, Sylacauga, Alabama
1997 Dunnegan Gallery, Bolivar, MI
1997 Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
1997 Figurative Show, Gallery on 2nd; New York, New York
1997 Family Portraits, Hera Educational Foundation, Providence, Rhode Island
1997 Lamar University, Dishman Art Gallery, Beaumont, Texas
1997 Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1997 Nassau County Museum of Art
1997 National Art League, Douglaston, New York
1997 Northern Arts Council Invitational, Nicolet College/L.R.C. Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
1997 The Contemporary Figure, Sage Junior College, Rathbone Gallery, Albany, New York
1997 Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
1997 Thunder & Lightening, Salisbury State University, Fulton Hall Gallery; Salisbury, MD
1997 48th AONE, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut
1997 The Governor’s Mansion, Jefferson City, MI
1997 Mass Mediums, Westbeth Exhibition Space, New York, New York
1998 Small Works Invitational, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, New York
1998 Painted Cities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
1998 Biennial Exhibition, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
1998 Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska
1998 Art as Spectacle, Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York
1998 American Artist Magazine Emerging Artist Exhibition, Pasadena Arts Center, California
1998 49th Art of the Northeast Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Connecticut
1998 University Gallery, St. Johns University, New York, New York
1999 Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio
1999 The Fantasy Show, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
1999 Summer Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Nature: Outdoors/Inside, Woodward Gallery, New York, New York
2000 USArtists, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
2000 Dallas International Art & Antique Fair, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2001 Hit and Run, Woodward Gallery, New York, New York
2001 Life Links, New York Mercantile Exchange, New York, New York
2001 USArtists Tenth Anniversary Art Fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
2001 After the Fall, Woodward Gallery, New York, New York
2001 City Rhythms, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York
2002 Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
2002 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2002 Pringle Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey
2004 The Figurative Show, Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC
2004 New York Impressions, Galerie Barbara Von Stechow, Frankfurt, Germany
2004 Art Chicago, art fair, Navy Pier, Chicago (Valley House Gallery, Dallas)
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2007 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Inaugural Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 Away From Home: Artists Roam and Respond, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2007 What Dreams May Come, Grey McGear Modern, Santa Monica, California
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1991 Art Directors Annual of Visual Imagery
1994 Creativity ‘94 Juried Competition
1996 Joseph S. Isador Memorial Medal for Figurative Composition, National Academy Museum
1996 RSVP National Self-Portrait Competition
1996 The Visual Club of New York, Award of Excellence
1997 Mary Vann Hunter Award for Painting, Silvermine Artists Guild, Ann. NE USA Exhibit
1997 Eileen L. McCarthy Award, The Salmagundi Club, 20th Annual Open Show
1997 Winner, Open Studios 1997 Northeastern Competition
1997 Honorable Mention, Art Calendar Magazine, “Thunder & Lightning,” juried exhibition
1997 Honorable Mention, Fraser Gallery International Competition
1997 Academic Artists Association Endowment for Oil Painting
1997 Leo Brooks Memorial Award, National Art League
1997 Rhinelander Telecommunications Award, Nicolet College
1998 First Prize, 34th Irene Leach Memorial Exhibition, Chrysler Musuem of Art
1998 Second Prize, Tri-State Juried Exhibition, Katonah Museum
Joyce Rutter Kaye, “Ink Slot: David FeBland, Featured Artist,” Creativity Magazine, April 1994, reproduction.
Barbara Kordesh, “Trends: Originals with an Afterlife,” Art & Design, June 1994, reproduction.
William Zimmer, “An Exhibition for Fairfield,” The New York Times, October 6, 1996, reproduction.
William Zimmer, “A Certain Coherency for 115 Works,” The New York Times, May 11, 1997, reproduction.
Betty Tyler, “Review of Silvermine AONE,” The Hour, Norwalk, Connecticut, May 8, 1997.
Kate F. Jennings, “AONE Packed with Surprises,” The Darien News-Review, May 15, 1997.
Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, June 1997.
William Zimmer, “A Different Perspective: Critic as Judge,” The New York Times, June 8, 1997, reproduction.
Jane Holahan, “Review of Lancaster Museum of Art,” Lancaster New Era, June 19, 1997.
Whitney Scott, “Must Picks of the Weekend - Must Museum,” The New York Post, June 21, 1997, reproduction.
Renee Phillips, “Artists Showcase Award Winners,” Manhattan Arts, Summer 1997, reproduction.
Linda Jones Gibbs, “The Art of David FeBland,” catalogue essay, September 1997.
National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Exhibition Catalogue, November 1997.
H. I. Gliick, publisher New American Paintings, Regional Exhibitions in Print, February 1998, reproduction.
“David FeBland at Caelum Gallery,” The Jewish Week, March 13, 1998.
“City Stories: David FeBland at Caelum Gallery,” Antiques & Arts Weekly, March 13, 1998, reproduction.
Rachel Youens, “Gotham City Counterpoints,” Cover Magazine, March 15, 1998.
“Chelsea Short List,” The New Yorker, March 23, 1998.
Traci Kampel, “David FeBland: Art as Delivery System for Ideas,” The Villager, March 25, 1998, reproduction.
The Open Studios Guild, Publicity Mailer, May 1998, reproduction.
Vivien Raynor, “A Sense of the Spectacle and Its Place in Society,” The New York Times, May 10, 1998.
Angela Riekers, “Art Showcase,” Harper’s Magazine, June 1998, August 1998.
Society of Illustrators 40th Annual of American Illustration, June 1998.
Carolina Ponce de Leon, Chrysler Museum of Art Award- Winners Catalogue, June 1998, reproduction.
Catherine Dorsey, “Art Lovers’ Tradition Carries on at Chrysler,” Portfolio Weekly, July 7, 1998, reproduction.
Mark St. John Erickson, “Fresh Matches at Chrysler Exhibit,” Norfolk Daily Press, July 26, 1998, reproduction.
Douglas Donaldson, “Easel Rider,” Bicycling Magazine, September 1998, reproduction.
“David FeBland at Fulton Street Gallery,” Capital District News, September 30, 1998.
Ferdinand Protzman, “Three at Fraser,” The Washington Post, November 5, 1998, reproduction.
“Running Commentaries: David FeBland at Caelum,” Antiques & Arts Weekly, January 25,1999, reproduction.
Neil Drumming, Review of “Fantasy” exhibition at Fraser Gallery Washington City Paper, May 1999.
“David FeBland at The Arts Club of Washington,” Around Town Broadcast, PBS Television, aired Thursday, February 4th, 1999, Washington, D. C.
Butler Institute of American Art, Exhibition catalogue and reproduction, June 1999.
Dominick J. Lombardi, “Reviving Painting as a Viable Medium,” The New York Times, September 12, 1999.
Max Pizzaro, “David FeBland’s “Splitting Atoms” at Fraser Gallery,” Georgetown Courrant, September 22,1999.
Ferdinand Protzman, “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery - Splitting Atoms,” The Washington Post, October 7, 1999.
“City Arts” broadcast, “Tour through the Museum of the City of New York,” WNET Television, October 15, 1999.
Scott F. Rouse, Interview with David FeBland, Exhibit Magazine, December 1999.
Jerry Cullum, “New York Life Through Two Painters’ Eyes,” The Atlanta Journal, 2000.
Joe Shannon, “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery,” Art In America, February 2000, reproduction.
Andrew Knight, “Hidden Masterpieces,” Cincinnati.Com, March 2, 2000.
Jim Osborn, “At the Gallery,” The Kentucky Post, March 10, 2000, reproduction.
Mike Daniel, “Quick Sketch: David FeBland, Gail Norfleet, Garrett Speirs,” The Dallas Morning News Guide, April 28, 2000, page 63, reproduction on cover.
Washingtonian Magazine, April 2000, reproduction.
F. Lennox Campello, “David FeBland,” Art Calendar Magazine, April 2000, reproduction.
“Dallas City View: Pleased To Meet You,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 28, 2000, page 51.
Bret McCabe, “City Lights: David FeBland stands out at Valley House Gallery’s three-person show,” The Met, May 24 – May 31, 2000, p. 28.
Joel Weinstein, “David FeBland at Valley House Gallery,” Artlies, Summer 2000, reproduction.
Kristin Bucher, “Best of the West Texas: Introducing New Artists,” June 2000, page 80, reproduction.
Elizabeth Forst, American Artist, “The Observable World” September, 2000, pp. 22-27, 82-83, reproductions.
John Bach, “A Brush with the Wild Side,” Horizons, University of Cincinnati, October 2000, pp. 20-23, reproductions.
Maurice Taplinger, “At 515 Greenwich Street”, Gallery & Studio, January-February 2001.
“Arts Wire: This Week in the Arts,” National Public Radio, Richmond, Virginia affiliate, aired January 17, 2001.
“David FeBland at University of Richmond Museums”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 15, 2001, reproduction.
Kristin Bucher, “David FeBland,” Southwest Art Magazine, March 2001, p. 122, reproduction.
“Contemporary Realism”, Southwest Art, March 2001, p. 122.
James Kalm, “City Rhythms at Pelham Art Center,” NY Arts, April 2001.
Joyce B. Korotkin, “David FeBland and Margaret Morrison,” NY Arts, May 2001, Vol. 6, No. 5.
Jessica Dawson, “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery”, The Washington Post, May 30, 2001.
Georgia Temple, “Seeing the World Through an Artist’s Eyes”, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Sunday, December 2, 2001, reproductions.
Public Access Television, Washington, DC, The VU4U Show: “David FeBland at Fraser Gallery,” aired Oct 10, 2002
Edward Sozanski, “A City in Motion”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, October, 18, 2002
Public Access Television, Washington, DC, The VU4U Show: “Interview with David FeBland, aired March 15, 2003
David FeBland/New York Unbound, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Barbara Von Stechow Frankfurt, Germany, February 2004.
50th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2004, color illustration.
David FeBland: The Year of Sincerity, exhibition catalogue, Panter & Hall, London, England, April 2008.
Steve Pill, photography by John Messinger, “New York State of Mind,” Artists & Illustrators, United Kingdom, April 2010, pages 12-15.
1991 Pratt Institute Professional Studies Lecture Series
1996 Marywood College Graduate Studio Art Program
1998 Fordham University Department of Urban Psychology
1998 Southern Connecticut State University, Department of Sociology (Cultural Anthropology)
1999 Doremus Advertising Creativity Abounds Series, Guest Speaker
1999 College of New Rochelle, Graduate Studio Art Program
2000 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Guest Speaker
2001 Artists Speak on Art (ASOA), Panelist
2001 Pelham Art Center, Guest Speaker
2001 University of Richmond, Studio Art Program
2001 Marymount College Studio Tour
American Express Company
Chase Manhattan Bank Corporation
Columbia Broadcasting System
Healthcare Placement Services, Inc.
Hilton Hotels International
International Business Machines Corporation
Leo Burnett Company
Museum of the City of New York
Prudential Insurance Company
Trans World Airlines
Wassall USA, Inc.
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