David Geenty was born in England in 1945 but spent his youth in South Africa on his father's cattle ranch which was situated in the Gonarhezho, a vast wilderness in the south-east region of present day Zimbabwe. It was there that David's earliest impressions of animals were formed. He attended Art College in Johannesburg where he was introduced to the work of Moses Kotler a world renowned South African sculptor. This much influenced his early work.
David believes that it is to Kotler's tuition that he largely owes his great animalier talents and technique. Primarily an accomplished wildlife sculptor, he has also acquired a respected reputation for his equine studies both here and in the United States of America, where his work can be seen in the acclaimed Kentucky Museum of Racing History.
|However in subsequent years he decided to study mechanical Engineering eventually graduating from Glasgow in 1970. He then worked as a naval architect until the ship building industry started to diminish. His real first love of sculpture then re-surfaced. David is recognised as being one of Europe's leading animal sculptors.|
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