David H Reuss [RA 1997]
First name: David ;
Middle name: H ;
Last name: Reuss ;
Member: Resident artist member ;
Begin: 1997 ;
“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.
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December 23, 2019
Last updated: January 31, 2023 at 16:23 pm