(Australia 12 Jul 1946 – 26 Mar 1998)
66.0 x 55.6 cm 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
Hendrik Kolenberg, David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 Retrospective, Bathurst, 2001, 19, 32, 56 (colour illus.), , 60. cat.no. 38
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Figures and landscape', pg. 20-21, South Yarra, Sep 2001, 20 (colour illus.), 21.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 12, 134 (colour illus.).
David Brian Wilson and Ingrid Morley, Artarmon Galleries, Artarmon, 27 Apr 1998–12 May 1998
From the collection of Jane Glad, Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 26 Jun 2000–26 Jun 2000
David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 retrospective: