David was born and raised in Philadelphia and is a third generation Fine Art Dealer in the family owned and operated Gallery business, The David David Gallery, now in its fourth generation. Founded in 1910, the gallery specializes in original 17th-20th century American & European paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculptures.
Works in the gallery range from Old Master to Modern Master with an emphasis on quality no matter the time frame. French Impressionism, American Impressionism, Hudson River, 19th century Plein Air, and American and European Modernism through Abstraction and Post war to Contemporary are all inclusive. The gallery is headquartered half a block off of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.
Now also firmly established in Palm Beach with Provident Fine Art, 125 Worth Avenue, specializing in both old and Modern American and European paintings of superb quality. Exquisite pieces by Leon Kelly, the American Surrealist, are on display there throughout the seasons as the gallery represents his works exclusively, having acquired the Estate.
Due to the distillation of his generations of experience in the art world, his services have been commissioned for consulting work both in the private markets and for Museum clients as well. After successfully completing and graduating from the prestigious FBI Citizens Academy, he has gotten very involved with and works closely with their Art Crime Divisions. He is an ardent law Enforcement advocate and is a member of
The Union League Club in Philadelphia, serving on the Armed Services Council, The Benjamin Franklin American Legion Post#405 and the Veterans Club Table.
David is the author of “Collecting and Care Of Fine Art”, Crown NY 1981 and now the revised edition with Skyhorse Publishing, NY 2016. He is also the author of two other published books (“Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide” & “Waking Dreams; The Subtle Reality”) as well as many published articles on Fine Art and non-art related subjects. He has been doing radio, television and journal interviews regularly for more than ten years now, hoping to raise awareness to the devastation the act of suicide leaves in its wake for the surviving family members and friends. This is his way of paying it forward by taking his darkest days and doing with them something to benefit others. A longer term goal is for a film and for the book to be mandatory reading in every High School in America as it will save lives.