SATURDAYS 10am – 12pm or 1pm | Beginning & advanced painting class with David Reuss


David H. Reuss

“Strength is what appeals mostly to me in art. The work can be any medium, style, subject or size, however in the end the work must have power.”

David H. Reuss is a proud New York City native, born and raised on Staten Island and currently residing in Manhattan.

While working on staff as an illustrator at Lowe, a large advertising agency, David was introduced to the Salmagundi Club by fellow illustrator and Salmagundi Club member, Bill Angresano. After a long day of drawing at the agency, they would head to SCNY for more drawing, often attending Louis DeDonato’s Life Drawing sessions on Thursday nights. Falling in love with the history, ambiance and artistic camaraderie of Salmagundi, David applied for and was elected a Scholarship member in 1997. David exhibited often and won several awards and sold many pieces in the Club’s annual auctions.

In 2012 and David served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and Education Chairman. Previously he held office as Third Vice President, Chairman of the Public Relations Committee and Co-chair of the Junior/Scholarship Committee. In addition David took helm of the Saturday morning class where he teaches painting and drawing. During the 2020 pandemic David offered his students the option to attend class via Zoom sessions. He still teaches via Zoom but has also recently returned to in person classes at the Salmagundi Club.

David’s mother Laurel, also an artist, became equally enamored of the Club, joining as a Resident Artist in 1999.

David holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and earned his Masters Degree in Arts and Cultural Management at Pratt Institute. He is an Executive member of the Society of Illustrators, serving as Membership Chairman and Treasurer.

With over twenty years experience in illustration and fine art David’s work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums and clients. Because of his versatility David can offer students of all levels and disciplines an opportunity to grow and learn. Whether it be still life, portrait, human figure or landscapes, students can expect individual attention and lessons that will be sure to enhance their work.

Students should bring their own art supplies and surfaces to work on. Still life subject material is available however many students opt to work from personal or commercial photographs or from prints of paintings and drawings by other artists.

For more information, please visit his website at
Please feel free to contact David Reuss at with any questions.

Online or in-person

David Reuss conducts his classes via Zoom, but holds one in-person class every 3rd Saturday of each month. Don’t miss out!


$25 Suggested donation | General admission
FREE | Salmagundi members

Available Classes

Spots must be reserved ahead of time. We can not accept cash that day or credit card purchases at the time of the class.