David Schock holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts, and studied at the Exeter College of Art in England and at the Art Students League in New York. He began his professional career taking commissions as a portrait painter, which he continues to this day.
During painting trips to Europe he became interested in landscape and figurative painting. He has since exhibited extensively throughout the United States, including regular exhibits in Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Massachusetts, and at one-man shows in Carmel, California, and Newport, Rhode Island.
Schock’s paintings are in major private and public collections in America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia. More than twenty thousand reproductions of the artist’s landscape and figurative work are in collections worldwide, and his artwork has appeared in House Beautiful, as set pieces in films and television, and as book covers. He is an award-winner in painting at the Copley Society in Boston, was recently honored as the featured artist for the Boston Pops arts fund raising concert and auction on Cape Cod, and his family portrait work won a “2009 Best of Rhode Island” award from Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.