David Holt


New to Toronto School of Art this summer (2018), David Holt is a painter whose subjects frequently involve references to art history, archaeology, historic architecture, and natural history.  He has been the recipient of a painting grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation and an artist’s residency at the Ragdale Foundation.

His many solo and group exhibitions include those at the Harbourfront Center, Regis College, and Loop Gallery in Toronto, as well as shows in New York City (Bowery Gallery, Painting Center, Atlantic Gallery) and US university galleries such as Georgetown, Harvard, and the College of William and Mary. An art professor and art department chair for many years at Marymount College (later of Fordham University) in New York, Holt now lives in Toronto where he teaches art at Upper Canada College.


1984 MFA in Painting, American University, Washington, D.C., USA
1980 BFA in Painting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
1978 Diploma in Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy


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