Dave Pearson - painter, printmaker, artist, teacher

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Dave Pearson (1937 – 2008) was an artist who created an extraordinarily varied and rich body of artwork – mainly paintings, drawings and prints. The writer and critic Edward Lucie-Smith commented on Pearson’s ability to ‘join the personal to the universal’. His phenomenal commitment to his work meant that he has left in excess of 15,000 pieces of artwork. 

Dave Pearson was born in London, but he lived and worked most of his life in Rossendale, Lancashire, UK. He taught at Manchester College of Art and Design (later part of MMU) for almost 40 years and left a legacy there as a popular, inspiring and influential teacher.

This site is maintained by THE DAVE PEARSON TRUST who are happy to answer enquiries about Dave and his work – simply use the CONTACT US forms or email hb@compnet.co.uk. The site also includes essays and writings about Dave Pearson; extensive picture galleries organised by the main periods of his work; news of upcoming exhibitions etc., and links to other pages and blogs associated with Dave Pearson.


Currently Leicester Grammar School is hosting an exhibition of Dave Pearson’s work ‘Trees of Byzantium’ (until 25th April 2018). It includes several large scale Byzantium works and is open by appointment only. For more details please telephone the school office (+44 (0)116 259 1900).