“A portrait is a representation of the likeness, personality and/or character of an individual or group of individuals. The creator must possess an array of talents to carry off the portrait successfully. David Larned is that rare, sophisticated, erudite observer and painter who succeeds at this task as very few do. He succeeds in recording the physical and mental aspects of his subject (s) with clarity; his portraits breathe life into his subject with authority and panache. At so young an age, he is a top flight portraitist with few equals.”
– John Pence John Pence Gallery, San Francisco
David Larned is one of America’s foremost portrait painters. Born in New York City in 1976, he received his BFA cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and then completed his education at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
He has painted many prominent figures in the US including President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush. He has exhibited across the country, won numerous awards, and his work hangs in important public and private collections worldwide.
He lives and works with his wife, artist, Sarah Lamb and their daughter near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Houston, Texas.
“David’s portraits are intimate letters to the sitters. Viewing them is akin to reading someone’s diary. Each page is an investment of spirit and a wealth of honesty … the brushstrokes and descriptive passages combine to illuminate the sitter’s life, their surroundings, their emotion.”
– Mark Dance, Artist
“David Larned is one of the most inspired and talented portrait painters working today. With a Larned portrait one sees not only a remarkable likeness – but, more importantly an impressive work of art.”
– Jamie Wyeth, Artist