David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His work is held by major corporations and he has been reviewed extensively, in, e.g., The New York Times and Art New England.
American Art Collector, June 2020, chose David’s painting, “Brooklyn Bridge Ascending” for its cover, and previewed his upcoming solo show, “Luminous Adventures,” Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT. Artists Magazine published two articles by David, “Seasonal Transitions” and “May I Direct Your Attention?,” in April 2020 and July/August 2020. He was recently profiled in Chinese Oil Paintings, November 2019.
Galleries and institutions have granted David solo shows since 1981. Opening June 2020 is “Luminous Adventures,” Susan Powell Fine Art; following “Landmarked,” Lily Pad Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI. 2019’s shows included “Town & Country,” Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, CT; “New Work,” Attic Gallery, Camus, WA; “Color & Luminance,” Susan Powell Fine Art; and “Travels in Light,” Cultural Center at PVB, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 2018 concluded with “The World Around Us,” White Gallery, Lakeville, CT, following ”Rhythms of Nature” and “Natural Rhythms,” Susan Powell Fine Art; “Rhythmic Transitions,” Drawing Room Gallery; and “David Dunlop,” Lily Pad Gallery West. 2017’s shows were “daviddunlop: the electric city,” White Gallery; after “Travels in Light,” Attic Gallery; and “Travels in Light,” Susan Powell Fine Art. 2016 saw “David Dunlop Paints the Northeast Corner,” White Gallery, along with “Visual Journeys,” Drawing Room Gallery, and “Journeys into Light,” Susan Powell Fine Art.
David won an Emmy in 2009 as host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop.” He is the instructor in a multi-DVD series on painting landscapes, blogs regularly, and has a following on YouTube. He has been an artist/lecturer at many institutions; the Metropolitan Museum of Art invited David to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. During the COVID-19 pandemic he is conducting Zoom classes and lectures.
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 on the faculty of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, CT, and was honored with their Living Art Award in 2017.