About the Artist


Born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan in 1948 David Thauberger has become one of the most significant artists on the Prairies, well known for his paintings of vernacular architecture. Thauberger received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1971 at the University of Saskatchewan (Regina Campus) where he studied ceramics with his early mentor, David Gilhooly. He went on to complete a Masters of Art at the California State University (Sacramento) before earning his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Montana in Missoula where he studied with Rudy Autio. In addition to his accomplishments as an artist, Thauberger has made a significant impact on the national scene through his work with governing boards, notably the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Canada Council for the Arts, and Canada Council Art Bank. David Thauberger’s achievements were recognized recently with Saskatchewan’s Order of Merit in 2012. In 2008 he was named as a Member of the Order of Canada, cited for his contributions to “the promotion and preservation of Canadian heritage and folk art in the province of Saskatchewan, in addition to his work as a painter, sculptor and educator.”