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Renowned Burnley artist David Wild dies

(c) David Paul Wild; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

(c) David Paul Wild; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

A character as colourful as one of his creations, renowned Burnley artist David Wild, has died.

Gifted realist painter Mr Wild was well-known throughout the town and beyond for his skills with a brush and his desire to bring art into the homes of people.

Influenced by the French post-impressionist artist Paul Cézanne, David was educated at Burnley Grammar School and remained in the town where he produced his popular paintings at his studio in Bridge Street.

See Friday’s Express for a full tribute.

 

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