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When figurative painting comes from photographs

DAVID YORKE 1/3 – He lives in Florida. At a very young age he enjoyed expressing himself through design and craftsmanship. Following his brother’s career, he studied Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating in Advertising. His interest in the American West began shortly after graduation on a journey through several states of the southwest. The visited land and the colorful history of this area were so different from those in southern Florida, that he decided to follow this theme for his painting. Recognizing the greatness of the Wild West, he directed most of his efforts in portraying the lifestyle and situations that could be faced by American Indians and past pioneers.

DAVID YORKE 2/3 – Coming from a family of artists helped him with the encouragement and motivation to develop his creative interests. His pictorial style for portraits and landscapes, has developed on his career as a commercial illustrator. He had decided for a long-term career as a full-time painter. His style of figurative painting involves the interpretation of some photographic references, which he skillfully staged with native Americans and his friends, using them as models dressed in vintage clothes. The art of this artist has been included in the Southwest Art Magazine among the 10 best painters to keep in mind in 2008.

DAVID YORKE 3/3 – His realistic work performed mainly in oil, depicts the traditional indigenous existence and the pioneers. He continues to travel across the American West, photographing wildlife and landscapes, which he uses as creative references for his art. His work has been internationally collected by private and corporate collectors. He exhibited paintings at national shows and auctions (including the National Autry Center and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center).

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