Carl David


Born in Philadelphia, Carl David is the third descendant of a four-generation art dealer family specializing in American and European nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings, watercolors, and drawings. The gallery is located at 260 S. 18th Street just half a block south of Rittenhouse Square.

Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts with a degree in business in 1970 from Oglethorpe College in Atlanta, Georgia. Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide” is his second published book (Nightengale Press, 2008). He is also the author of Collecting and Care of Fine Art published by Crown Publishers (1981). One of his many articles “Martha Walter” appeared in the May 1978 issue of American Art Review. He is also a contributing journalist for Ground Report ( A third book (forthcoming), “Waking Dreams, The Subtle Reality” will be published in 2013.

Mr. David was a charter member of Sotheby’ (New York), and is a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League, and La Confederation Internationale De Negotiants En Oeuvres D’Art. He has served as judge for The Manayunk Art Show, co-chairman of the gallery committee member of Rittenhouse Row, guest auctioneer for WHYY, and panel member for The Art News World Art Market (New York). Carl has been involved with The Friends of Rittenhouse Square, The Free Appraisal Clinic, The Philadelphia Art Museum, The Dealer’s Committee for US Artists, and Rittenhouse Row.

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