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David Ward - Biography

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David immigrated to Canada from Yorkshire, England in 1977. He studied graphic design at George Brown College in Toronto and pursued a career as a freelance illustrator and designer. He has worked for leading publishing firms such as Penguin Books and Viking Press. Since 1988 his extensive travels have inspired a rich array of paintings. From Africa, Asia and Central America to the Queen Charlotte Islands, American Southwest and Canadian Arctic, these remote and mystical places have deeply influenced the artist’s creativity and expression. His works depict a wide range of subjects - from people and architecture to wildlife and pure landscape - and are sought after by collectors throughout the world.

In 1992 David was invited along with two other Canadian artists to exhibit at the prestigious Lotte Gallery in Seoul, Korea. This was the first time North American contemporary artists had been privileged to exhibit work in Korea.

He has also exhibited at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson art Museum’s "Birds in Art" exhibition; "American Art in miniature" at the Thomas Gilcrease Museum; "Arts for the Parks" in Jackson, Wyoming, and in annual exhibitions at the Algonquin Park Gallery, Ontario. His paintings are in permanent collections at the Gail Art Museum in Seoul, S. Korea and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

From his studio in southern Ontario David, in his own words, tries "to portray, man’s relationship to the world in which he lives, more specifically, the natural world and man’s place in it." (Art Impressions Magazine 1996)

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David Ward
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Web: www.wdavidward.com
 
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