David R. BeckerTWSA Artist, Illustrator, and Art Instructor
Since 1961, David has spent all of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at American Academy of Art in Chicago, and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life here in the city that he loves so much.
After his time at The American Academy of Art in Chicago, Becker went right into illustrating for a major advertising agency J. Walter Thompsonand later for Foote Cone and Belding. He also started teaching around the country, right out of school, but always found time for his favorite ambition, creating fine art paintings.
Becker is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has had two different articles published inInternational Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.
Becker is now focusing on his full-time fine art career with his new formed business BeckerArtLLC.
Becker’s works in many mediums, including Watercolor, Oils and Acrylics, he is mostly recognized for his watercolor scenes of Chicago. You can find may of his works hanging in homes and businesses throughout this fine city and most prominently in many Starbucks coffee shops in the city and suburbs. Most recently he had sold an 11 foot oil painting of Wacker Drive and at the same time was commissioned to do a large painting of the Buckingham Fountain for the CNA building in Chicago. David has had a news segment done of him painting on the Metra train.
David’s favorite painting was commissioned by Starbucks to do a scene for their Macy’s Starbucks store that was to included a scene looking out of that stores window, unto Wabash, that included the “L” platform. This painting can be seen at the Northeast corner of the Macy’s Starbucks store on Randolph and Wabash, and at the same time have a great cup of coffee while viewing this Becker original.