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Artisan NameDavid Wright
Artisan CategoryPainting and prints
Artisan Bio

H. DAVID WRIGHT Painter of the American Frontier

Born in Rosine, Kentucky in 1942 and raised in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, David Wright has always had a close association with the two major subjects of his work; the rural landscape and American history.

Professionally trained as an artist with study in Europe, Wright has been painting for 60 years. His paintings focus mainly on the American Frontier and the Civil War with the explorers, the hunters, trappers, settlers, soldiers, and Indians as the subjects of his work. In 1973 he joined Gray Stone Press, which publishes limited edition prints of his paintings. Many of Wright’s limited editions have sold out and demand premium prices on the secondary market.

Wright is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and was commissioned to do six paintings for the bicentennial edition Nashville: The Face of Two Centuries during the Nashville Century III Celebration in 1979. He also created the poster for the Fine Arts Pavilion for the 1982 World’s Fair held in Knoxville. His subject for the poster – an 18th century frontiersman. His paintings have been used as covers for numbers of magazines, books, and in television documentaries, and his research has enabled him to write many historical articles for various publications as well as contributing chapters in books written about the American Fur Trade. The Tennessee State Museum in Nashville has purchased three of Wright’s paintings for their permanent collection. Additionally his work resides in the permanent collections of the Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art, the Booth Museum, Cumberland Gap National Park, and more.

H. David Wright and his wife Jane currently reside in Gallatin, Tennessee.

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Address1007 Lakewood Dr
Gallatin, TN 37066
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