Artist of the Week 56 | David Dunlop

Featured Artist of the Week

David Dunlop | Grand Central Station, Sun Stripes | Oil on Aluminum | 36 x 36″
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David Dunlop

David Dunlop is admired for his relentless pursuit of researching Old Masters by studying primary sources like the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Leon Alberti’s 1436 instruction book, “Della Pictura.” An instructor in his own right, Dunlop pursues experimental methods and teaching techniques, stretching back to the Renaissance. The result is a modern vision structured with masterful, old world technique.

In addition to his artistic talent, David is the Emmy-award winning host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, which returned to U.S. national television in 2018.

David Dunlop Fog Painting at Prouts Neck, ME
Recent features of David Dunlop in major publications

This Spring/Summer, several prestigious magazines are featuring David’s paintings, lessons and gallery exhibitions in their issues. The full articles will be available on David Dunlop’s website once permission is given from the publishers, and can be viewed here. Among the recognitions David has received recently, the highly regarded American Art Collector magazine showcased David’s painting “Brooklyn Bridge” on its July/August 2020 cover, and featured his upcoming exhibit “Luminous Adventures” which will be at the Susan Powell Gallery in Madison, CT.

The popular The Artists Magazine featured David’s artistic approach and art in two different issues: “Seasonal Transitions” in their April issue, with several painting mini-lessons, and the article “Spatial Perception” in their July/August issue.

David Dunlop | Water Patterns | Oil on Aluminum | 48 x 48″
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David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, and was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. He earned an MFA from The Pratt Institute, NY, NY. He is a faculty member of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, where he teaches, lectures, and leads workshops, as far afield as Italy, France, Spain and Japan. He was honored with their Living Art Award in 2017. David lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife, Rebecca Hoefer.

Museums and galleries have granted David solo exhibitions since 1981. So far, exhibitions in 2020 have included “Landmarked,” Lily Pad Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI, and “Luminous Adventures,” Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT. Shows in 2019 included “Color and Lumination,” Susan Powell Fine Art, “Travels in Light,” The Cultural Center at Ponte Verda Beach, FL, and “Natural Rhythms,” Susan Powell Fine Art. David also exhibited with Lily Pad Gallery West in 2018.

David Dunlop | Milwaukee River Bridges | Oil on Aluminum | 24 x 24″
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In addition to being widely respected and exhibited as a fine artist, David Dunlop is also respected across the country as a lecturer and teacher. In 2005, David’s reputation as a painter who combines artistic skill, knowledge and enthusiasm prompted the Metropolitan Museum of Art to invite him to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting.

He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at many museums and institutions, including the Huntsville Art Museum, Huntsville, AL; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; Springfield Museums, Springfield, MA; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Caramoor Museum of Art, Katonah, NY; Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT; and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ.

David Dunlop | Bridge Traffic Patterns | Oil on Aluminum | 36 x 36″
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Contact Lily Pad Gallery West for information on pricing and to view additional works by David Dunlop.


To learn more about David Dunlop and view his expanded portfolio, visit his website:

David Dunlop

Lily Pad Gallery