Faculty: David L. Porter

Biography

David Lord Porter

I was born in Nineteen Forty-Four
(Which qualifies as Days of Yore),
Went here and there and did some stuff
(Some was OK, though not enough);
I’ll hang around a little while
(Try to go out with a little style).

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“Illustration is of interest only when it is articulate of perception, whether of the mind or the heart. Where it is decorative it is drivel. At its best, illustration embodies wit and poetry with force and grace; at its cosmetic worst, it is third-rate textile design.”


Credit to image at right:
"A Composite Portrait of David Porter and His First Wife's Second Husband," by Chris Van Allsburg.

 

David L. Porter

David Porter

Assistant Professor
dporter@risd.edu
401-454-6245

  • BA, Middlebury College
  • BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Courses
  • ILLUS-5227
    ILLUSTRATION CONCEPTS I
  • ILLUS-5232
    ILLUSTRATION CONCEPTS II
  • ILLUS-5307
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK(ER)
  • ILLUS-5243
    PREMISES & PROJECTS
  • ILLUS-5280
    PROPAGANDA
  • ILLUS-5306
    WIT'S END
Illustration Foreground Image 1
Jung ah (Violet) Kim, Chalkboard, mixed media