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David Bates
Artist Bio

Dallas, Texas native David Bates creates works that are done in the more traditional technique of painting on canvas and panel, but is also prolific in his creation of hand-painted bronzes, aluminum pieces and wood constructions done as free-standing sculptures and low wall reliefs. In his distinctive, bold style David Bates uses his thick, lush painterly approach continuously throughout all of his work -- despite the medium. David Bates' work is included in numerous public collections including the following: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of Art, also in New York City.

David Bates: The Tropics
October 2, 2008
David Bates: Nudes
September 5, 2002
David Bates: Recent Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper
October 28, 1999
David Bates, Roughshod: Sculpture and Works on Paper
November 30, 1994
David Bates: Recent Work
October 8, 1992
David Bates: Paintings and Sculpture
October 5, 1987
The Art of Giving
December 9, 2010 – January 19, 2011
David Bates
The Tropics
October 2 – November 1, 2008
David Bates
Black Water
May 5 – June 18, 2005
David Bates
September 5 – October 5, 2002
Selected Press
With bold strokes, Stanford show paints clear picture that art should be enjoyed
San Francisco Chronicle
March 3, 2004