Urbane and versatile, David Dale is a robustly talented artist who has worked with over 23 types of media. Born in 1947, he graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1971. He worked with Bruce Onobrapkeya for a few years before he established a flourishing studio in Lagos and trained many apprentices to become proficient in printmaking and bead painting skills. As well as practicing art, he explored advertising and taught part-time at the University of Lagos and was a part-time adjunct art critic at the Faculty of Environmental Design in the Visual Art Communication Course. In 1973-1974 he embossed the graphics of the name of USIS Library, Imagban road, Igbobi. In 1981, he also did the graphics of different animals that helped identify the house classroom of each group at the UNILAG Nursery School, Akoka.
An illustrator per excellence, Dale's exceptional draughtsmanship skills has resulted in the creation of much sought after paintings and prints.
An affable and generous master artist, David Dale has affected so many lives in positive ways. His works are treasured and ardently collected. 64