David Michael Beck has been a professional artist for over 30 years. With creative roots in Chicago, he now produces highly refined conceptual art from his studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. David uses various methods and concepts to produce his visions which are based on styles he has learned from such art forms as European, American, oriental, folk, cubism, sculpture and architecture.
David has worked in other various art fields such as advertising, editorial, publishing, entertainment, and teaching. He continues his work in many professional and graphic art fields as well as developing his children's book visual voice.
His client list is extensive. David has produced illustrations for such notables as The American Medical Association, Boy Scouts of America, Walt Disney Productions, McDonald's, Anheuser-Bush, Playboy Enterprises, United Airlines, Land's End, Simon & Schuster, Hasbro Toys, Universal Pictures, Dow Jones, Bloomberg Financial, Lucasfilm, Jacor Broadcasting, Warner Cable, Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, The America's Cup, The Grammy Awards, Harper-Collins, The Grateful Dead and Warner Brothers and comic book favorites such as Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, Chaos! Comics, Top Cow Productions, Star Wars Publishing, Devil's Due and Image Publishing. And that's the short list!
His paintings have been included in national and international traveling exhibitions such as The New York Illustration Express, The Art of the Baseball Card, and Illustrators and Their Automobiles.
Celebrities Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Hugh Hefner, Christy Hefner, Bill Cosby, and Secretary of State Donald Rumsfield have purchased paintings for display in home and office.
David has received awards from Print Regional Design, Communication Arts, The American Society of Business Press Editors, The Artist Guild of Chicago, The Art Directors Club of Cincinnati, a third place winner ribbon at the World Science Fiction Show, as well as "Awards of Excellence" from the Society of Illustrators.
"Sketch Magazine" recently dedicated their monthly issue to the artistic accomplishments and work of David Michael Beck. Other notables who have shared this honor are Neil Gaiman, George Perez, Brian Bendis, and Frank Cho.
David continues to teach hopeful, young artists in illustration workshops and through lectures at such high-profile institutions as Syracuse University Satellite Program, Dallas Community College, the American College of Medical Illustrators, the Cleveland Art Institute, the Cincinnati Art Institute and the Cincinnati Art Academy.
David continues a life-long dedication to the graphics art medium by producing pieces at the local, national, and international level. His work was recently featured as a theatre broadsheet for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Member since 2009
Region: Ohio: Central and South
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