About Dave

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Dave Appleman received both his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina.  With his career as a professional artist spanning over 50 years, he has had numerous exhibitions at museums, galleries, and special events throughout the United States.  He has received numerous awards and is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Who’s Who in the South and Southeast, and Who’s Who in American Art. 

Dave also served for 13 years as Chairman in the Division of Art and Design at Bob Jones University after his 29-year tenure as a professor within the same Division. 

Notable Exhibitions and Events: 

  • The South Carolina State Art Collection 
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Collection 
  • Jeff Gordon Personal Collection 
  • Prisma Health Collection, Greenville, South Carolina 
  • The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina (add hyperlink to this https://thejohnsoncollection.org/david-appleman/) 
  • Ashville Art Museum 
  • Pickens County Museum of Art & History 
  • Metropolitan Arts Council Member 
  • Artists of the Upstate 
  • Sense of Design Legacy Exhibit 
  • Francis Marion University Exhibit

About His Work

Simplicity of form and design has always interested me. Line, form, balance, rhythm, harmony, and contrast are the basic elements and principles that play a major role in my sculpture. I like to keep it simple: sometimes bird or animal forms but often only geometric and without subject. Contour lines moving from one form to another produce rhythm and help my sculptures to “read” from any view.

Dave Appleman

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Greenville, SC