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 David Potter Skeggs  (1924 - 1973)

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Lived/Active: Ohio / Poland      Known for: Designer, painter

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Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
David Skeggs was born in Youngstown in 1924. In 1960s, he lived with his wife and three children in Bath, Ohio, where he was designing a line of stoneware planters and other home accessories which he hoped to produce and market during the winter of 1960 under the name of Skeggs Design Studio.

Education: Denison University with a BA in painting; State University of Iowa MA in Art History; Special study with Hans Hoffman.

Occupation: Head of Art Department at Youngstown University; Director of Sioux City Art Center for 3 years; Designer for Garth Andrews Company.

Awards:  Purchase award at State Teachers College in Indiana, PA 1954; First Award Ohio Watercolor Society 1951; Mahoning County Fair; Terry Art Institute; Boston Independent Artists Purchase Award 1953; Ohio State Fair honorable mentions; Dayton Art Institute Ohio Printmakers Purchase Award 1952; Akron Art Institute Purchase Award 1953 and 1957; Creative Gallery; Des Moines Art Center Purchase Award 1955 and 1956; Joslyn Art Museum Purchase Award 1954; Iowa State Fair First Award 1955; Meltzer Galleries 3 purchase awards; Wayne State Teachers College Purchase Award 1955; Sioux City Art Center 1957.

Exhibits:  Denison University; Kenyon College; Massillon Museum; Brooklyn Museum Print Annuals; Library of Congress Pennell Print Shows; Print Club in Philadelphia; Seattle Museum; National Serigraph Society; Newport Summer Shows; Toledo Museum of Art; Wadsworth Atheneum; San Francisco Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum; Newark Museum of Art; Syracuse Museum of Art; Ohio State University; Bradley University; Art Institute of Chicago; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; J. B. Speed Art Museum; Rudel Gallery; Sheldon Swope Art Gallery; Scarab Club in Detroit; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art; Fort Wayne Art Association; Cedar Rapids Gallery; Walker Art Center; Los Angeles Museum; Immaculate Hart College in Los Angeles; Little Gallery in Birmingham; University of Wisconsin; University of Minnesota; Pennsylvania State College; Cornell College; Yale University

From a Canton Art Institute catalog of September 1960

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