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 STUDIO 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.


The Studio is currently working with the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Wigan WN7 1EB on a major show of Dave Pearson’s Byzantium paintings. Opening Thursday June 21st, and open until August 4th 2018.
From 19th May 
until 17th June the Kunst Gallery, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1AP will be hosting an exhibition of a selection of the artist’s late Day of the Dead gouaches.