David Ligare


David Ligare has been called a “California Classicist.” Influenced by the Neoclassical painters of the 17th and 18th centuries, his figures, landscapes, and still lifes take their inspiration from classical ancient themes. He counts among his models the Greek sculptor Polykleitos and the mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, as well as the classical painter Nicolas Poussin. A resident of Salinas, California, his paintings usually include references to the California coastal landscape.