David Mulholland: Painter

David Mulholland: Painter
Library Shelf Location 18.MULH
Publication Date 2013
Description David Mulholland was born on 12 September 1946 at Henry Street, South Bank, where he spent his early years with his mother, Jean, father, Jim and older brother Kenneth. Like most men in the town, his father worked in the local steelworks. The Mulholland Foundation has published this book about David and his work. The book, which has been compiled by Peter McCarthy has 148 pages and features almost 100 of David's paintings and drawings. After graduating from the Royal College in 1971, with a Master of Arts degree, David held a successful exhibition (20 May - 10 June 1972) of 106 drawings and paintings at Middlesbrough Art Gallery. The pictures on show dated from as early as 1960 - when David was only 14 - but the vast majority were produced during his time at the Royal College, indicating just how well he had used the free rein accorded to him. Only a few of the drawings on show (powerful statements about homelessness) related to London-based subjects, the rest of the work being focused on Teesside and North Yorkshire. In a review of the exhibition published in the Evening Gazette of 21 June 1972, Margaret Hoggarth rejoiced that: At last Teesside has an artist who sees and feels and paints the very essence of Teesside in all its forms, with sincerity, keen perception and a considerable emotional punch ... there is a restless searching quality and deep compassion for human situations. He draws pubs, blast furnaces, back gardens from the heart of Teesside, the loneliness and loveliness of Staithes by night and the windswept magnificence of our countryside with complete confidence and conviction.
ISBN 9781870434669
Quantity 1
Pages 140
Author Pete McCarthy
Format Paperback
Publisher The Mulholland Foundation
Related Artist David Mulholland
Categories Drawing, Painting
Related Cities/Regions Middlesbrough, Teesside, North East (of England)
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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