Friday, January 14, 2011

the artist - douglas david

Douglas David is one of Indiana’s most recognized and celebrated artists.

Governor Daniels honored him with the Distinguished Hoosier Award in 2006 for his contributions in establishing the Indiana Governor’s Residence art collection. Douglas's design for the 2003-2008 Indiana license plate was chosen by popular vote and his work graced the bumpers of over six million cars in those five years. Governor Daniels presented his paintings as gifts to his hosts on an Asian trade mission.

Douglas grew up on Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award farm in Howard County with his artist mother, fire marshal father and Aviation Hall of Fame grandmother.

Douglas has a BFA from Herron School of Art/Indiana University. He has won numerous awards for his painting from Indiana Arts Commission, Lilly Endowment, Hoosier Salon and the Kokomo Art Association. Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard presented Douglas with the 2010 Mayor’s award at the Penrod Art’s Festival. Douglas was chosen from the juried pool of 300 artists from around the country.
His work has hung at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Richmond Museum of Art. He’s had many one-man shows, including the Christel DeHann Fine Art Gallery, Richmond Art Museum, Wabash Indiana’s Honeywell Center and Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Academy.

Douglas attends the Indiana State Fair several days each year – his favorite Fair food is the ribs from Delia’s.

He’s excited to share his perspective of the Indiana State Fair food with fair goers. 

No comments:

Post a Comment