David Bierk

Born 1944

David Bierk, was an American-born Canadian painter. His work is exhibited at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York City. According to Askart. com, Bierk was primarily active in California and Canada, and he was best known for producing landscape paintings, as well as paintings incorporating "Old Master appropriations". Bierk evidently became a Canadian citizen, for Artcyclopedia. com calls him an "American-born Canadian Painter".… Read More

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1944 Birth Born in 1944.


1978 34 Years Old According to, Bierk became a Canadian citizen in 1978. … Read More


1991 47 Years Old His most widely recognizable work is the 1991 album cover of Skid Row's Slave to the Grind.


2001 57 Years Old In a June 2001 Art in America review, critic Jonathan Goodman writes that "Bierk quotes from the past not so much to critique current art as to reinterpret a way of seeing that he associates with artists as disparate as Vermeer, Eakins, Ingres, Manet and Fantin-Latour", and that Bierk "accomplishes this particularly well when he starkly juxtaposes two or three of his eclectic art-historical references within a single work." … Read More
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Both Goodman's review and Bierk's 2002 New York Times obituary note that Bierk used framing to call attention, in a way that is pointedly "postmodern", to the historical disjunction between the evoked masterworks and the contemporary cultural environment: "He painted copies of works by artists like Vermeer or the Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, for example, and framed them within broad steel panels, setting up a tension between humanism and old masterly craft on the one hand, and Modernist abstraction and industrial fabrication on the other." … Read More
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