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. In 2017, the second series was nominated for an Emmy. “Landscapes…” shows internationally and returned to U.S. national television in 2018. Both series were directed by Connie Simmons and produced by Simmons Art; the first was co-produced by Connecticut Public Television. David is also the instructor in a multi-DVD series on painting landscapes produced by Simmons Art, blogs regularly, and has a following on YouTube - search “David Dunlop videos.”
Galleries and institutions have granted David solo shows since 1981. In May 2019, David exhibited “Color & Luminance,” at Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, 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, Cos Cob, CT; and “David Dunlop,” Lily Pad Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI. 2017’s shows were “David Dunlop: the Electric City,” White Gallery; after “Travels in Light,” Attic Gallery, Camus, WA; 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. 2015’s were “Pathways of Illumination,” Drawing Room Gallery; “Moving Through Color & Space,” Attic Gallery, Portland, OR; “Luminous Harmonies,” Susan Powell Fine Art; “New Oils on Aluminum,” Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC; plus David was the featured artist for CCNS, Rowayton, CT. Other 2015 shows were “Father & Son: Paintings by David Dunlop & Max Dunlop,” Watershed Gallery, Ridgefield, CT; and “David Dunlop/Max Dunlop,” and “Winter Warmer,” White Gallery. 2014 began with solo show “Travels Through Atmosphere,” Susan Powell Fine Art; other shows were “landscapes, landscapes, landscapes,” White Gallery; “Ebb & Flow,” Drawing Room Gallery; “From Shore to Sail,” and “New England Light & Seasons,” Susan Powell Fine Art; and “The Language of Color,” Art3Gallery, Manchester, NH.
David’s work has been reviewed extensively, in, e.g., Art New England and The New York Times. After being juried into the prestigious Art of the Northeast USA, David won the Jens Risom Award and David and his son Max Dunlop won the Revington Arthur Award.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art invited David to lecture on 4000 years of landscape painting in 2005. He has been an artist/lecturer at many 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 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, and leads workshops, as far afield as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Japan. He was honored with their Living Art Award in 2017. David lives in Wilton, CT, with his wife, Rebecca Hoefer.