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David Clark Freed, Spanish artist. Fulbright grant, 1963-1964; Virginia Museum fellow, 1983-1984, Nattie Marie Jones fellow creative work, 1983, Theresa Pollak award, Distinction award, Southern Graphic Council, 2007.


Freed, David Clark was born on May 23, 1936 in Toledo. Son of J. Clark and Thelma Freed.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1962. Postgraduate, Royal College Art, 1964.


Instructor art Toledo Museum, 1964-1966. Professor emeritus printmaking Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, since 1966. Instructor Central School Art, London, 1969.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, 1967, 70-71, 73, 76, 79, 82, Virginia Museum Fine Arts, 1977, American Cultural Center, Belgrade, 1982, Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy, 1989. Retrospective exhibition Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001. Exhibited in group shows at World Print Show, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 35 Artists of the Southeast, High Museum, Atlanta Art of Poetry, National College Fine Arts, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, others.

      Represented in permanent collections Corcoran Gallery Washington, Museum Modern Art, New York City, National Museum American Art, Washington, Chicago Art Institute, Victoria and Albert Museum, government collections of United Kingdom, Yale University, University of Virginia, New York Public Library. Artist books include (with Steven Lautermilch) What Light Guides This Hand—Poems by Izumi Shikibu. (with Charles Wright) 6 Poems, 1964, Yard Journal, 1985.

      (with Larry Levis) Elegy with a Thimbleful of Water, 1995. (with Philip Levine) An Ordinary Morning, 1995.


Married Mary Lichtenwald, September 3, 1962. Children– Aaron, Michael.

J. Clark

Thelma Freed

Mary Lichtenwald

Aaron Freed

Michael Freed