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David Campbell Wilson

David Campbell Wilson

David Campbell Wilson is an adjunct professor of painting and drawing at Drexel University and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. His paintings have shown in gallery and museum exhibitions in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, and Portland. Wilson is the recipient of several awards, including the Hiram Gee Painting Award from Syracuse University and the R. Tait McKenzie Medal from the Philadelphia Sketch Club. He is currently represented by Rodger LaPelle Galleries in Old City, Philadelphia.

In addition to his career as a painter, Wilson is also a fire performer, illustrator, and video artist. He has been invited eleven times to perform at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, and spent seven years in Los Angeles as director of a fire performance troupe consisting of 25 dancers, stilt walkers and safety personnel. Wilson is also a legally ordained Justice of the Peace and enjoys officiating weddings in his spare time.

David Wilson currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

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