Self Portrait as Portrait Painter

Self Portrait as Portrait Painter

David Larned (1976–)


Oil on canvas

Museum purchase; 2004.50

Through a chance meeting, David Larned was nurtured by Biggs Museum founder Sewell C. Biggs early in his artistic career. Larned studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Florence Academy of Art before settling in Northern Delaware and Southeast Pennsylvania as a painter of portraits, landscapes and still life. The Biggs Museum purchased Self Portrait as Portrait Painter from the artist’s first museum exhibition, fulfilling the founder’s wish to see Larned’s work within this institution. Since this purchase, the artist has painted several official portraits of Delaware politicians, business leaders and other local patrons.