David Pena

Paintings and Portraits . . . The Children's Portrait

Portraits of Claire Fritchee,
Vanessa Rendon and
Dori Sumner

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Dori Sumner
Dori Sumner © David Pena 2008


In addition to his portrait commissions, Pena enjoys landscapes, still-lifes, and uncommissioned figure studies.


Dori Sumner
Vignetted Head and Bust (Sold)
Oil on Canvas
24" x 20"


Paintings and Portraits . . . The Children's Portrait
Claire Fritchie Portrait
Claire Fritchie © David Pena 2006


" Everett Kintsler always stresses the need for artists to paint a range of subjects, not just portraits," Pena adds.

I agree with him on that.

The great masters of the profession were accomplished at painting all kinds of subjects and in some cases, making prints and sculpture.


Claire Fritchie

Oil on Canvas


Vanessa Rendon Portrait
Vanessa Rendon © David Pena 2006


2015 was Pena's fourth year as president of the Audubon Artists, Pena also served as Treasurer of the National Society of Mural Painters and as vice president of the Artists' Fellowship.

His awards included the Benjaimin Altman Prize for Landscape, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, and the Allied Artists of America Gold Medal.

Vanessa Rendon
Oil on Canvas
Paintings and Portraits . . . The Children's Portrait
Boy with Guitar
Boy with Guitar © David Pena 2006


In New York, Pena taught at the Pratt Institute, the Art Student's League, Parsons, and the School of Visual Arts; in New Jersey, he was a faculty member of the Monclair Museum School.


He also taught privately and conducted workshops in New York and Maine. Pena is represented by Portraits Inc. and Krasdale Gallery in New York city, Brazier Fine Art in Richmond, and Magidson Fine Art in Aspen, Colorado.

Boy with Guitar (Sold)
Oil on Canvas
36" x 30"
David Pena 2018 All Rights Reserved
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