David Wilson

David Wilson

Last updated September 19, 2012

Biography

1946 - 1998. Since boyhood David Wilson wanted to pursue a life in art. He was also strongly attracted to religion and at various times considered joining a religious order. After completing high school he found employment with a private law firm in Sydney and studied law part time. He abandoned law and in 1971 enrolled at the Julian Ashton Art School where he later taught.

He studied sculpture with Tom Bass. He was selected for the Kedumba Collection in 1995 and was a finalist in the Dobell in 1996. He and his wife Lu settled in Rockley where he taught privately. A lover of poetry and classical music he believed that to be free of distraction was paramount.

He wrote “The drawing of hands requires precise understanding of structure and form, rhythm and symmetry, some anatomy and sensitivity for this remarkable shape which is so quintessentially human”.

He drew and painted until his death from cancer in 1998.

Madness
Media type.
Acquired by the Trustees from the 1995 Award.
 
david_wilson_1

Other Artists in the Collection

Janet Laurence

Born 1947, Sydney. Janet Laurence’s work echoes architecture while retaining organic qualities and a sense of instability and transience. Her […]

Nigel Killalea

Nigel Killalea was born in Wagga Wagga. His childhood and adolescence were spent living and working on the land. He […]

Frank Hodgkinson

Painter, illustrator and cartoonist, was born in Sydney. He began painting aged 14 when a student at Fort Street Boys […]

The new Kedumba Drawing Award

In 2024 the Kedumba Collection will host the $20,000 acquisitive Kedumba Drawing Award!

For 35 years the Kedumba Drawing Award has been one of the pre-eminent awards for drawing in Australia. The addition of the $20,000 prize money will ensure that the Award continues to grow and build on its success for many years to come.

Follow Us
Stay up to date with all things Kedumba...

© 2024 The Kedumba Collection & Drawing Award - Policies
Site by Kore

crossmenu