David Brian Wilson
12 Jul 1946 - 26 Mar 1998
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
oil on canvas
66.0 x 55.6 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r., brown oil "WILSON 96".
Gift of Helen Glad in memory of her mother Jane Glad (Lindsay) and David Brian Wilson 2000
Not on display
Shown in 3 exhibitions
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:
- Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst 19 Oct 2001–02 Dec 2001
- Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman 28 Feb 2002–07 Apr 2002
- New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale 05 May 2002–12 Jul 2002
Referenced in 3 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Figures and landscape', pg. 20-21, Melbourne, Sep 2001, 20 (colour illus.), 21.
Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 12, 134 (colour illus.).
Hendrik Kolenberg, David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 Retrospective, Bathurst, 2001, 19, 32, 56 (colour illus.), , 60. cat.no. 38