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David Knowlton

David's theme is tranquility; his subjects are landscapes, waterscapes, or the stalwart lighthouses that guard North American shorelines. Every scene he depicts on canvas or hardboard demonstrates not only his superb technical ability, but also his perception of color and an artful flair for the creation of depth. David's love of art showed itself at an early age. His parents and many of their friends were professional artists, and they helped nurture his interest when he began showing artistic promise. He eagerly experimented with all the drawing and painting media available. Soon he was winning contests with his realistic creations.

An appointment to the US Military Academy interrupted his study of art, but David found ways to vent his creative talents while editing the West Point yearbook. He became an Army Engineer and was further educated at Stanford University. The engineering drawing he did as a student and designer began to show forth his art, especially when he made the transition to acrylics in the early 1970's. David left the Army in 1973 and began a two-year transition to a full-time career. His popularity increased to the point that he began developing lithographic reproduction of his best works in 1976. He displays his artful renditions in group and one-man shows nationwide and galleries throughout the world.