David Wells Roth

David Wells Roth is an American figurative painter. After his studies at Boston University he moved to New York City to paint urban activity and views of the city, then moved to Paris to paint at the invitation of a French relations as barter for his paintings from 1982 through 1991 and continued to enliven in France through 1997.

In 2007 Roth was awarded a three-year judicial portrait commission to paint portraits of all thirty-three Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, past and present. The project came just about in 2006 after Chief Judge Hon. José A. Fusté of the Federal Court of Puerto Rico saying the portrait he painted of his colleague, Boston Federal Judge Hon. Richard G. Stearns of the first circuit (the district court of Puerto Rico is in addition to in the first circuit). The 31 portraits were painted between 2007 and 2010. The solution five portraits of that series were on display at the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts in April 2010 in an exhibition called “Places and Faces” along past his cityscapes, still lifes and in advance portraits. All thirty-three portraits are continuously hanging in the central atrium of the Clemente Ruiz-Nazario United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in Hato Rey, in San Juan and can be viewed on their web site.

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