25 October 1914 24 March 2003

David Dallwitz was born in Freeling, South Australia in 1914. From 1933 to 1937 he trained as an artist and art teacher at the South Australian School of Art. In 1943 he was instrumental in the formation of the South Australian branch of the Contemporary Art Society, and was its first president.

He had his first solo exhibition in 1969 at the Central Street Gallery in Sydney, and exhibited regularly for more than 30 years after that. He was active to the last, completing and signing his final painting on the day he died, aged 88 years.

His work is represented in many private collections in Australia, Great Britain, America, Germany and Italy, and also in the Australian National Gallery, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Bank, and the University of South Australia.