Artist Biography

David Milton is an artist whose unique application of watercolors and oils achieves a remarkable depth of color and emotional intensity. For the past thirty years, this native New Yorker has re-created with an eye for detail, vintage architecture of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s on paper and canvas, only to find later that many of his subjects had been lost to a wrecking ball. Architectural details are exact except for the colors which are enhanced.

His work is held in many corporate collections including 20th Century Fox, Los Angeles, Bank of America, World Headquarters in San Francisco to numerous private collections. Paintings have been exhibited in many museums including the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Laguna Beach Art Museum, the Winston Churchill Museum, the Taos Art Museum and the Mississippi Museum of Art. Many subjects are available as signed limited editions.

 

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Born:

June 19, 1947
New York, NY

Education:

  • Studied, Art Students League, New York
  • BA Fine Arts University of California, Santa Cruz 1975
  • MFA Fine Arts San Jose State University, 1980

Affiliations:

  • Signature member National Watercolor Society
  • Signature member Missouri Watercolor Society
  • Signature member Watercolor West
  • Signature member Taos Society of American Watercolor
  • Signature member San Diego Watercolor Society
  • Elected member, Allied Artists of America
  • Signature member, Mississippi Watercolor Society
  • Signature member Philadelphia Watercolor Society

National and International Juried Exhibitions:

  • Taos Museum of Art , Taos, New Mexico 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
  • Winston Churchill Museum 2001, 2002, 2003 , 2004
  • Mississippi Museum of Art 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • San Diego Watercolor Society 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007
  • California Watercolor Society, San Francisco 2002
  • Nevada Watercolor Society , Barrik Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada 2003
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art 1997
  • Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club , New York 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Palm Springs Desert Museum , 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Arizona Watercolor Society, West Valley Art Museum 2003
  • Montana Watercolor Society 2003
  • Riverside Museum of Art , Watercolor West National Exhibition , 2003, 2005, 2009
  • Red River Valley Art Museum , Texas 2004
  • Salmagundi Club, National Exhibition , New York 2004
  • Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2004
  • Audubon Artists of America at Salmagundi Club , New York 2004
  • Museum of the Living Artist International Exhibition, San Diego 2005
  • Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Texas 2006
  • Springfield Museum of Art, MO Watercolor USA National Exhibition 2006
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI International Exhibition 2006, 2007 & 2007 tour to the Ward Museum of Art, Maryland and the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, New York, 2008, 2010
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art 2006-2007, The OsCene: Contemporary Art and Culture in OC
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Exhibition and Art Auction= Stimulus 2007
  • 7th Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition, representing the 35th District of CA at the State Senate of California, Sacramento State Capital 2007-2008
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society 107th International Exhibition of works on paper The Phillips Museum of Art 2007
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Society 108th International Exhibition of works on paper, West Chester University, 2008
  • Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Exhibition and Art Auction, Auction 100, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Woodson Art Museum, National Tour, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, Texas, 2011
  • Newinton- Cropsey Foundation, Hastings- on- Hudson, New York, 2011
  • Wendell Gilley Museum, Southwest Harbor, Maine, 2011
  • Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas, 2011-2012
  • Atomic Testing Museum , Las Vegas, NV The Making of Atomic Las Vegas 2011-2012

Awards:

  • Watercolor West Jurors Award 2000, 2005, Riverside Musem of Art
  • Palm Springs Museum, Strathmore Paper Award, 2002 Canson Award 2003
  • Winsor & Newton Award 2005
  • Catalina Festival of Arts 2nd Place 3rd Place twice each plus Honorable Mention
  • Laguna Art Museum¬†¬† Honorable Mention, 1997
  • Winston Churchill Museum, Tara Award 2004
  • Dale Meyers Cooper Medal Award for Watercolor, Salmagundi Club, NY 2004
  • Savoir Faire Watercolor Award, Audubon Artists Salmagundi Club, NY 2004
  • Dale Meyers Cooper Medal Award for Watercolor, Allied Artists of America National Arts Club, NY 2004, 2007
  • 1st Place Watercolor, Beverly Hills Art Show 2005
  • Taos Museum of Art, Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolor XIV, Award of Distinction, 2010

Publications:

  • Watercolor Magazine 2002
  • Orange County Register
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • Air Cal Magazine
  • Art Works Magazine 2007

Collections:

  • 20th Century Fox Motion Pictures Los Angeles
  • Bank of America World Headquarters San Francisco
  • Ruby’s Restaurant Group, Newport Beach, CA
  • Catalina Island Museum
  • Herb and Toni Hess New Jersey
  • C.K. Allen CA
  • Eric& Shauna Forsum CA
  • Roger & Carol Walden CA
  • Del & Carol Stagg CA
  • Ray Bradbury Ca
  • James and Erin Keller, CA
  • John & Melinda Pentz, CA
  • Larry & Courtney McBride, CA
  • WE.H. Tyler III & Susanne