Born in New Haven, Connecticut, David Plumb earned his BFA at the University of Virginia. He also studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and the Virginia Art Institute, and with visiting artist Herman Rose and the English artist Richard Smith.
David is known for his intricate and delicate still lifes of flowers, in oil and watercolor. As a professional artist, he has exhibited widely over the years. His distinctive work has won many awards during his career, including first place at the Baltimore Watercolor Club.
He moved to Talbot County, MD to tach drawing and painting at the Academy Art Museum, previously known as the Academy of the Arts, while winning top awards in the Annual Juried Show(1970, 1982), exhibiting in the Maryland Biennial, Baltimore Museum(1976,1978, 1980) and in group shows in new York City. HIs most recent awards were the 6th Annual Jane Offutt Memorial for Excellence in Painting(2014) given by Lucinda Edinberg, Curator at St. John's College in Annapolis and the Lee Laurie Award for best in any medium at the Academy Art Museum(2016) in Easton, given by Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator American University Museum.
David has been affiliated with the George Ciscle Gallery in Baltimore and Hollis Taggart and David Adamson galleries in Washington, DC.