Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beauty is a gift.

A PROFESSOR MAZELLE VAN BUSKIRK, DISCOVERED THE ART OF BRUCE DAVID IN 1982. HAVING TAUGHT ART APPRECIATION AT THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS FOR OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, PROFESSOR VAN BUSKIRK WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THIS SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST'S TALENTS THAT SHE COMPARED DAVID'S ART WITH THAT OF MARC CHAGALL'S AT A MAJOR CONFERENCE OUTSIDE CHICAGO. THIS "DISTINGUISHED LECTURER IN FINE ARTS" WRITES, "IT IS RARE TOFIND WORKS OF ART THAT ARE, OR SEEM TO BE, WITHOUT PRECEDENT. THE ART OF BRUCE DAVID IS SUCH A RARITY." SHE GOES ON TO STATE, "ONCE THE VIEWER IS GUIDED THROUGH THE MAGNIFICENT ARRAY OF COLORS AND FORMS, HE WILL FIND NEVER-ENDING DELIGHT IN THE STUDY OF THESE MOST ORIGINAL DRAWINGS."

DAVID'S WORK HAS WON THE PRAISE OF NUMEROUS MUSEUM AND SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS DIRECTORS, GALLERY OWNERS, ART PROFESSORS AND CRITICS, AS WELL AS JEWISH EDUCATORS. DAVID, WHO VIEWS THE ART AS A GIFT, FEELS THE BEST WAY TO USE THIS GIFT IS TO SHARE THE GOOD, IMPORTANT AND BEAUTIFUL ASPECTS OF OUR JEWISH HERITAGE. ALTHOUGH HE IS GLAD HIS WORK HAS FOUND VALUE FOR ITS ARTISTIC MERIT, HE PERSONALLY VIEWS IT VERY STRONGLY AS A CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TOOL, DESIGNED TO PROMOTE JEWISH UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS. DAVID, WHO STARTED HIS ART CAREER IN THE EARLY 80'S, TRAVELS THE COUNTRY WITH HIS ART AND HAS BEEN THE MAIN SPEAKER AND/OR EXHIBITOR AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL FUNCTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY. HIS ART HAS BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE COVER OF SEVERAL MAGAZINES AND FEATURED IN NUMEROUS NEWSPAPER ARTICLES. DAVID'S WORK HAS EVEN WON AN EDUCATIONAL AWARD FROM THE LARGEST JEWISH ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.BRUCE DAVID WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LOUISVILLE, KY. HE ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM THE LOUISVILLE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL, ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE. THE ARTIST CURRENTLY LIVES OUTSIDE BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA NEAR LAKE MONROE IN HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST WITH HIS WIFE, DIANE, AND SON, JOSHUA. IN ADDITION TO THE LITHOGRAPHS, ORIGINAL SERIGRAPHS, METAL ART SCULPTURE AND STAINED GLASS WINDOWS HE HAS CREATED, DAVID HAS ALSO DESIGNED AND OVERSEEN FABRICATION OF A GLASS MOSAIC COMMISSIONED BY A SYNAGOGUE. IN ADDITION TO NEW COMPOSITIONS, HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A NUMBER OF LARGE MULTIMEDIA ART PIECES COMMISSIONED BY BOTH SYNAGOGUES AND INDIVIDUALS.

2 comments:

Kathi said...

I just spent WAY too much time on his site, listing the prints I would dearly love to have. His artwork is amazing my friend.

DrMom said...

Alas, it is what I do!
Love ya'!