David Shapiro had a truly individual approach to semi-abstract design. His paintings are built-up of images stored in his memory and reassembled on canvas in so concentrated a form as to suggest the quality of areas that we are all familiar with. Shapiro’s bold sweep of design and exuberant use of color give his images a child-like quality, while being sophisticated at the same time.
David Shapiro’s artistic training began with an adult education painting class in 1948 while completing a BS in engineering at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Shapiro has shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions, such as in the Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA, the Pindar Gallery, New York, NY, and the Copley Society, Boston, MA. His work in included in collections at the Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, and Houghton Mifflin Corp., Boston, MA. In addition, his sculpture has been exhibited at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA.