Born in Adelaide in 1932, Dridan studied art at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts from 1949 to 1950 and at East Sydney Technical College in 1956. He travelled to London in 1961 and studied and worked in London and Europe, returning to Adelaide the following year. After working at a public gallery and as a teacher he established North Adelaide Galleries in 1966. In 1975 he founded a winery, which he sold after 25 years and established a gallery at McLaren Vale. David Dridan was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2007 New Year's awards, citing service to the arts and to the community.
David Dridan is one of the most prolific of the artists listed in our database, with the number of works offered for sale by auction since 1972 of 517, of which 356 (69%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $10,810 for Meningie Lakes sold by Elder Fine Art in June 2008. This year 24 works have been offered for sale. Works by David Dridan are held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and National Gallery of Australia.
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