(Australia 12 Jul 1946–26 Mar 1998)
66.0 x 55.6cm stretcher
David Wilson distinguished himself as both draughtsman, and teacher of drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School (where he trained) and in Bathurst, at his own school and at the campus of Charles Sturt University. He was however also a fine and gifted painter of the figure and of landscape.
Among David Wilson's works are numerous studies of animals and birds, reflecting a particular interest he had in them, and his life in the small rural township of Rockley near Bathurst. '(Dead) hawk' is one of his most accomplished studies of a bird and reveals his rare powers of observation and skills as a painter.
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000
'Figures and landscape' by Hendrik Kolenberg, pg. 20-21., Look Sep 2001, Sep 2001, 20 (colour illus.), 21.
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Domain, 1997, 12, 134 (colour illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 Retrospective, Bathurst, 2001, 19, 32, 56 (colour illus.), , 60. cat.no. 38
David Brian Wilson and Ingrid Morley, Artarmon Galleries, 27 Apr 1998–12 May 1998.
From the collection of Jane Glad, Sydney Town Hall, 26 Jun 2000–26 Jun 2000.
David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 retrospective, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 19 Oct 2001–02 Dec 2001.
David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 retrospective, Mosman Art Gallery, 28 Feb 2002–07 Apr 2002.
David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 retrospective, New England Regional Art Museum, 05 May 2002–12 Jul 2002.