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David Hollier is a contemporary painter renown for his word portraits that use text to create faces and figures. David Hollier was born in Wolverhampton, England in the year 1971.

Hollier had an extensive collegiate career earning a B.A. in visual art from Northumbria University located in Newcastle- Upon- Tyne.  The artist went on to earn a M.A. in computer imagery and animation from Guildhall University in London.

Below a link to the website of the artist:


In this clip we catch up with the great James Kalm to view an exhibition featuring the work of David Hollier:

Price range information: On the low end digital prints can be found for $600. On the high end original acrylics on board can be reach $10,000.

In this clip we view a mural dedicated to former South African President Nelson Mandela:

Hollier is now based out of New York.

What an interesting style of portraiture! Capturing the person with images as well as a recognizeable face. Hollier has a tremendous amount of skill portraying everyone from the Queen of England, to Ben Franklin, and the now deceased artist formerly known as Prince.