Self Portrait. 1986. 10½ × 8½ in., silver point on prepared paper.
David Leach was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1946. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University. He is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, having taught studio art there – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003. He served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1985 to 1989. His drawings have been published in conjunction with poetry and prose on numerous occasions, including Wanderers and Other Poems by Gary Pacernick (Prasada Press, 1985.) His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Dayton Art Institute and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, among several other public and private collections.
The motifs in his works have focused on the wooded landscape, interiors, and most recently on linear abstractions that allude to flora and the fecundity of nature.