Born in New York City, David Goslin is a sociologist by training, with degrees from Swarthmore and Yale. He began painting in 1980, inspired by the work of Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Mark Rothko, Kenneth Noland and other color field painters. He had his first exhibition in the main hall of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. in 1982. He retired from his most recent position as President and CEO of the American Institutes for Research in Washington in 2001 in order to spend more time writing and painting. From 2007 to 2014 he was represented by the Alex Gallery near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. A self-taught artist, his paintings are in numerous private collections, including the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington and the American collection of the M.K, Curillionis National Art Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania. He was one of six American artists whose work was impounded by the Serbian government on its way to an exhibition in Bucharest, Romania, in November, 2011. The artwork was released in June 2012, in time for an exhibition in Paris. He moved from Falls Church, Virginia, to The Landings in December 2016, with his wife, Nancy McGirr.
His work to date comprises more than 160 paintings, all acrylic on natural or primed canvas, ranging in size from 16” x 16” to 90” x 60”. The central intellectual and emotional challenge of his work is the interplay of different colors. His goal is to create beautiful paintings in the color field tradition.
Anyone interested in his work is invited to visit his in-home studio at 35 Sundew Road in The Landings, by appointment. He is pleased to accept commissions.
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