David Dunlop Works

David Dunlop

BIOGRAPHY

Landscape artist David Dunlop has been called a "modern-day old master," and with good reason. His paintings transcend the ephemeral and often temperamental nature of the contemporary art world; David says of his work, "I think the idea is not to startle but to offer insight, which is far more elusive and difficult. Works of art that startle are transitory. The most effective painting doesn't prejudice people toward certain results; it lets people do their own thinking and project their own imagination into the painting." David himself is something of a Renaissance man. Well-versed in philosophy, art history, and of course a master painter, David seems to capture all that is best about art: fantastic talent, poetry, and a sense of history and legacy.

David Dunlop grew up in St. Louis and attended the College of Wooster in Ohio. He majored in philosophy and English literature. After traveling Europe, studying at the Art Students League, and attending the Union Theological Seminary, David received his MFA from the Pratt Institute. David then moved to Connecticut and began teaching at the Silvermine School in the 1990's where he continues to teach today.


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, The Pratt Institute, New York, NY
Post-Graduate Printmaking, R. Blackburn's Studio, New York, NY
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Phi Beta Kappa), College of Wooster, Wooster, OH


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

"Best Loved Landscapes of Italy"-2006
"Toscano D'Oro – Golden Tuscany" – 2005; also solo exhibitions 2000-2004, The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL
"Town & Country"- 2006; "Elements of Nature" – 2005; also solo exhibitions 2003, 1998-2001, Left of the Bank Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT
"Oregon: Coast to Columbia Plateau"- 2006; "Oil Paintings" – 2004; "Italy to Oregon: Trails to Paradise" – 2002, Attic Gallery, Portland, OR
"Art & Nature: No Boundaries," – 2005
"Dunlop Paints the Northwest Corner" - 2004, The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
"New England Waterways," Beaux Arts Gallery, Woodbury, CT – 2003
"A Summer Visit," The Lily Pad Gallery, Watch Hill, RI - 2003
"Tidewaters & Marshlands…," Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT – 2002
"Tidewaters" – 2002; also 2001, William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA
"Landscapes in Paradise," Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR - 2002
"New England Waterways," Rowayton Arts Center, Rowayton, CT – 2002
"Golden Light: From Tuscany to Maine"- 2001; "Landscapes" – 1999, 2000, The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
"Translucence," Eisenhauer Galleries, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA - 2001
"From the Notebooks of DaVinci," Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY, NY - 2001
"From the Notebooks of DaVinci," Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO - 2001
"Recent Monotypes & Paintings," Eisenhauer Gallery, Block Island, RI – 2000
"Pastoral Journeys," Kimberly Greer Gallery, Northport, NY - 1999
"The Connecticut Shore & Countryside," Artworks, Greenwich, CT - 1999
"Director’s Choice," Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT - 1999
"Landscape Miniatures," Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, JAPAN - 1999
"Quest for Eden," Bruce Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT - 1998
"Search for Eden," Cortland Jessup Gallery, New York, NY - 1998
"Landscapes & Monotypes," - 1990-1997; C. Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA
"David Dunlop - Paintings," The Riverpark Atrium, Norwalk, CT - 1997
Wilton Library, Wilton, CT - 1997
"Aug. thru Nov.Landscapes,"Silvermine Guild Arts Center,New Canaan,CT-1996
"From Tuscany to Provence," Art Services International, Westport, CT - 1996
New Canaan Country Club, New Canaan, CT - 1995, 1996
"Recent Paintings," Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC - 1995
"Mercantile (Bankcorporation)'s Salute to its Hometown," St. Louis, MO – 1992
Picasso's Gallery, Hartford, CT – 1992
The Saugatuck Gallery, Westport, CT - 1986
The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT - 1981


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Offices of Senator Lieberman, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism - 2006
"Paint+Paper,"- 2005;"Serial Style,"-1999, Marie Park, Private Dealer, Dallas,TX
"Ón Common Ground," The Munson Gallery, Chatham, MA - 2005
"Plein Air in the Park – Silvermine School of Art Visits the Reservation," The
Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, NY - 2005
"Skyscapes," The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT – 2004-2005
"Art of the Northeast USA," Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT- 2004
"Sojourners in Dutchess County," Chisholm Gallery, Pine Plains, NY -- 2003
"Storytelling," Art 3 Gallery, Manchester, NH - 2003
"The Seacoast – Near and Far," Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT - 2003
"Gallery Classics," The Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta, ME - 2003
"Across the Great Divide,"invitational show,Gallery at Onatru, S.Salem,NY-2001
"Journey Through Tuscany," The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL – 2001
"New Art Annual," Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT - 1998, 1999, 2000
CowParade, NY, NY. Cow featured in commemorative book; auctioned - 2000
"A Decade Together," Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA - 1999
"A Silvermine Arrangement," invitational show for six artists, Hammond Museum, South Salem, NY - 1998
"Landscapes," Hiram Halle Memorial Library Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY - 1997
"Archeology of the Spirit I & II," Gallery Brocken, Tokyo, JAPAN - 1996
"Contemporary Visions - Landscapes," Duracell Corp., Waterbury, CT - 1996
"Wet Art Auction," Cape Museum of Fine Arts, Dennis, MA - 1996
Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT - 1996
"Old World/New World Landscapes," Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT - 1995
"Silvermine goes to New York," Robert Natkin, Curator - Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, New York, NY - 1995
"Landscape: Traditions & Transitions," Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT-1995
"Connecticut Art," Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT - 1986, 1994
"In Celebration of the Garden," Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ - 1994
"The Artists' Garden," HBO Entertainment, Inc., New York, NY - 1994
"Water," Landmark at Eastview, Tarrytown, NY - 1994
Gallery at the Inn, New Preston, CT - 1994
Governor’s Bridgeport Office, State of Connecticut, Bridgeport, CT - 1993
"12 x 12," Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT - 1993
Two-Person Show, Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC - 1992
"Neighbors: Artists of Westchester & Southern Connecticut," Krasdale Foods Gallery, White Plains, NY – 1992
"Nature in the Nude," Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT - 1992
"A Slice of Life," Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT - 1991
State of Connecticut, Commission on the Arts, Hartford, CT - 1991
Offices of the Honorable Lowell P. Weicker, Jr., Governor of CT - 1991
New Members Show, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT - 1990
"Art at the Millhouse: II," Webb & Parsons - North, Bedford Hills, NY - 1989
United States State Department (Traveling Exhibit), Washington, DC - 1988
Mattatuck Museum Show of CT Painters & Sculptors, Waterbury, CT-1986, 1987
"4 Winners," CT Painters Winners Show, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT-1986
"11th Ann. Juried Art Exhibition," Milford Fine Arts Council, Milford, CT-1986
On Tour with the Caraccio Collection (Selected Universities & Museums) - 1984
"Paper in Particular," Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Friends of American Art, The Butler Art Institute, Akron, OH
Connecticut Watercolor Society, Museum of Art & Science, Bridgeport, CT
The TRW Corporation Show (Recent Acquisitions), Cleveland, OH
National Museums Foundation, Washington, DC
"American Realism" Show, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
The Bell Gallery, Greenwich, CT - 1982
"Realities," Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT - 1980
"Young Artists," Greenwich Art Barn, Greenwich, CT - 1979


AWARDS

Daytime Emmy Award, 'Landscapes through Time with David Dunlop', 2009
Jens Risom Award, "55th Annual Art of the Northeast," Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT - 2004
The Razooks Award for Painting, Juried Show, Greenwich, CT
1st Prize for Drawing, Juried Show, Greenwich, CT
Eder Bros. Foundation Award, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT
Best in Show (Watercolor), Juried Show, The City of Fairfield, CT
Purchase Award, Juried Show, The City of Fairfield, CT
Judge's Award, New Haven Paint & Clay Club, New Haven, CT
Grand Prize & Purchase Award, Milford Fine Arts Council, Milford, CT
Winner of CT Painters' & Sculptors' Annual, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT