Artist of the Week 20
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.
Dunlop’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 in 2005. 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 Museum (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).
Dunlop is the engaging host and writer of the 13=show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. In 2017, the second series was nominated for an Emmy. “Landscapes Through Time” is distributed internationally and returned to U.S. national television in 2018.
Both series were produced by SimmonsArt and directed by Connie Simmons and the first was also co-produced by Connecticut Public Television. Dunlop is also the host, artist, and writer of several other multi-DVD series on painting landscapes produced by SimmonsArt, blogs regularly, and has a devoted following on YouTube.
Dunlop has been a painting teacher at Silvermine Art Guild for many years and has a devoted following around the world. He teaches workshops on many varied topics throughout the world as well.
Dunlop 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 (New York, NY). He is on the faculty 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.
Dunlop’s work is exhibited in galleries across the U.S., including Connecticut, Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin, as well as in several corporate collections, notably Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil and more. He currently lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife, Rebecca Hoefer.
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To learn more about David Dunlop, and view his expanded portfolio, visit his website: http://www.paintingclass.net