David Olson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1943. He moved to New York City where he earned his BFA from Pratt Institute. Graduate school took him to New England where he continued his work in design and earned an MFA at Boston University. David was so taken with the rich variety of weather, landscape and history that he soon moved to the rural mountains of New Hampshire where he has lived with his wife and two sons.
Now that his sons are grown and married, he is reveling in the role of “Grandad”. The events of his life color David’s choice of subject matter and his recent miniature etchings reflect the joy he finds in his growing family. His work is easily accessible and he enjoys seeing the amusement that his whimsical work brings to children and adults alike.
David is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and has exhibited throughout much of the world. He is the antithesis of the reclusive artist and delights in the friends and acquaintances that he has met through his work.