David Erick Ingraham (b. Dec.23, 1950 Philadelphia) has worked exclusively
in the field of art since receiving a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Painting
in 1972 from Kutztown U. (Pennsylvania). His admiration for great
illustrators like Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and Edmund Dulac lead him to the
publication field. While aiming to illustrate for children's books, he
enjoyed creating editorial and demonstrative illustration in books and
magazines for many years. (See Bibliography) Over the past twenty years,
his paintings in oil and watercolor have been collected by private
individuals. In 2004, after utilizing his skill in a wide variety of
artistic pursuits for thirty years, Ingraham found a renewed energy
for a concentration on oil painting. Since 2005, he has been evolving
out of using a muted tonalism into a new vibrant glazing technique.
He loves the luminous quality of Maxfield Parrish, the drama and
design sense of Gustav Klimt and the esprit brush strokes of John Singer Sargent.
His large oil landscapes and figure paintings capture this combination beautifully.