My Bio

David is 78 years old. He was raised in New Hampshire by two antique dealers his father and his uncle. He left school and early age without graduating. His uncle & father encouraged his attention and efforts in art in his early childhood.
David had a very early interest in art. His father first introduced him to the street art shows that were held near the Boston waterfront. These were outside shows on the weekends. David attended the High Mowing School (a Waldorf High School) in New Hampshire, he was introduced to Frederick Carl, a great teacher with a deep understanding of art. Later he learned that Carl was a direct disciple Rudolf Steiner.
He traveled to Italy, and for a short time became a student at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. He left there and traveled to the Greek island of Poros. It was there, in the ancient atmosphere of the Bohemian, that he met a fellow artist and writer and he was most influenced by several writers, poets and other artist. An artist took him under his wing and sold his paintings privately.
He went back to America began work with his family and was then introduced to nonacademic folk art. He became well-known as an ‘expert’ in this genre, though it was not his passion. During this period – when Folk Art was more in vogue, David Wiggins was a sought after artist. Working primarily in New England, where ‘early American’; homes built in the 18th & 19th century; David did many 100’s of wall murals. Contracted to bring decorate the homes in the most authentic detail, David has decorated the homes of many of the wealthiest families in New England.
Now aging, as we all do – David has return to his childhood passion of abstract expressionism
Today, as you can see from his Instagram site, his real love is for Expressionistic painting https://www.instagram.com/davidbwiggins/
From http://en.wikipedia.org – Abstract expressionism is a post–World War II art movement in American painting, developed in New York City in the 1940s. It was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York at the center of the Western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Although the term “abstract expressionism” was first applied to American art in 1946 by the art critic Robert Coates, it had been first used in Germany in 1919 in the magazine Der Sturm, regarding German Expressionism. In the United States, Alfred Barr was the first to use this term in 1929 in relation to works by Wassily Kandinsky.

 

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David Bradstreet Wiggins was raised in New Hampshire and encouraged his attention and efforts in art in his early childhood by his uncle & father.
His father first introduced him to the street art shows that were held near the Boston waterfront. David attended the High Mowing School (a Waldorf High School) in New Hampshire, he was introduced to Frederick Carl, great teacher with a deep understanding of art. Later he learned that Carl was a direct disciple Rudolf Steiner.
He traveled to Italy. was a student at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Traveled to the Greek island of Poros. It was there, that he met a fellow artist and writer and he was most influenced by several well-known writers, poets and other artist. An artist took him under his wing and sold his paintings privately.
Returning to America, . He became well-known as an ‘expert’ in the nonacademic folk art genre. During this period – when Folk Art was more in vogue, David Wiggins was a sought after artist. Working primarily in New England, where ‘early American’; homes built in the 18th & 19th century; David did many 100’s of wall murals. Contracted to bring decorate the homes in the most authentic detail, David has decorated the homes of many of the wealthiest families in New England.
Now aging, as we all do – David has return to his childhood passion of abstract expressionism