Born in London, 1959, educated at St. Martins School of Art, Goldsmiths and Chelsea School of Art, David Leapman is currently based in Riverside, California. Major shows include, “Aperto 90” at the Venice Biennale, “LandEscapes”, Ex Lanificio Bona, Turin, Italy and “The East Wing Collection”, Courtauld Institute, London. David has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1981, including 21 solo shows. His work is included in the book 'Shark Infested Waters, The Saatchi Collection of British Artist in the 1990’s'. He represented Great Britain at the 26th Festival Internatinal de la Peinture, Haut de Cagnes, France and was shortlisted for a number of prizes including the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1998, the John Moores Painting Prize in 2006 and the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2006. David was a First Prizewinner in the 1995 John Moores 19 and a prizewinner in the John Moores 20. In 2004, David won the Abbey Award Fellowship with the British School at Rome. His work is in public collections around the world including The Walker Art Gallery and Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Government Art Collection and the Saatchi Collection.