David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil and more.
David 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. “Landscapes…” is being shown internationally and returned to U.S. national television in 2013. A second series is in production. The series are directed by Connie Simmons and produced by SimmonsArt; the first was co-produced by Connecticut Public Television. David is also the instructor in a multi-DVD series on painting landscapes produced by Connie Simmons/SimmonsArt.
David’s work has been reviewed extensively and he has been featured in The New York Times. Near to home, David has frequently been juried into the prestigious Art of the Northeast USA. At this competition, in 2007, David and his son Max Dunlop won the Revington Arthur Award, and in 2004, David won the Jens Risom Award. In 2000, New York City selected David to paint a fiberglass cow for the Cow Parade; it was one of the few selected to be auctioned.
Galleries and institutions have granted David solo shows since 1981. May 2015’s is “Luminous Harmonies,” Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, following March’s “New Oils on Aluminum,” Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC. Other 2015 shows are “Father & Son: Paintings by David Dunlop & Max Dunlop,” Watershed Gallery, Ridgefield, CT, and “Winter Warmer,” group show, The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT. 2014 began with solo show “Travels Through Atmosphere,” Susan Powell Fine Art; group shows were “landscapes, landscapes, landscapes,” The White Gallery; “Ebb & Flow,” The Drawing Room Art Gallery, Cos Cob, CT; “From Shore to Sail,” and “New England Light & Seasons,” Susan Powell Fine Art, and “The Language of Color,” Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH. 2013’s solo shows were “Time, Light & Motion,” Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA; “Return to Gotham,” The White Gallery; “Light & Motion,” Susan Powell Fine Art, and “Light, Reflection, Translucence,” Adam Cave Fine Art. Other 2013 shows included “Nature Dreams in Color,” Watershed Gallery, and “Paintings of OR Waters,” Attic Gallery, Portland, OR. 2012 shows were “NYC to CT Shore,” Susan Powell Fine Art; “Silvermining,” Arroyo, Santa Fe, NM; “Landscapes…,” The White Gallery; “Landscapes of OR,” Attic Gallery; and “Two New England Painters,” Myers Gallery, Athens, GA. 2011’s shows were in Great Barrington, MA, Naples, FL, Raleigh, NC, Santa Fe, NM, and Madison, CT.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited David to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005.
He has been a visiting artist/lecturer at multiple institutions, including the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; 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 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, where he teaches, lectures, gives workshops and leads groups to Italy, France and Japan. David lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife, Rebecca Hoefer.