Born in 1941, David Sullivan has had a long and varied career as an artist. He studied at both the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and the Museum School in Boston. He came to Andover, MA in 1969 when he opened a gallery at 91 Main Street with Howard Yezerski.
Early in his career, Sullivan was influenced by Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. He chose egg tempura for these early works and painted portraits, not totally representational, but as he saw them.
By 1995, Sullivan had moved from portraits to abstracts, or specific abstracts, as he called them. Forever experimenting, he stacked layers of pencil drawings drawn on translucent paper to create a 3D effect. In the late 90's he studied Cezanne's works and created paintings designed to emphasize Cezanne's use of line and color. He actually redrew Cezanne's painting with his own interpretation. He donated "After Cezanne: Still Live with Flowered Pitcher," to Memorial Hall Library where it is hung on the stairway to the second floor.
This ironically-titled "Could Watergate Happen in America the Beautiful?" is an early run, limited edition lithograph (15/85), centerpiece large at 30"x19.5" sight, 38.5"x29" framed, 1.5" depth. It is in excellent condition, with the David Sullivan signature in the bottom recto. A conservative auction estimate of up to $200 was provided by Nadeau's Auction Gallery (Windsor, CT).
Sullivan is the owner of the Genovese/Sullivan Gallery in Andover, MA.
Could Watergate Happen in America the Beautiful - Signed, limited series lithograph (David Sullivan)