David Mann

b. 1948

David Mann


Indian figure-genre, horse

A painter of Native American figures and genre as these subjects would appear in everyday life, David Mann does extensive research on the clothing and background objects of his subject matter but does not show actual historical events. Most of his Plains Indians are placed in the context of the mid to late 19th century before they were moved to reservations and could practice the rituals of their culture.

Mann graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a major in art education, taught school for a year, and then was a librarian for ten years. After four years, he became a success in the eye of collectors, and since then has won Best of Show at the National Western Art Show and Auction at Ellensburg, Washington, and is featured in other prestigious exhibitions including the Autry Museum.