David Wood (1933-1996) was a well known painter and printmaker. Born in Scotland, he studied art at Edinburgh College of Art and later at the Slade School in London. He exhibited extensively, including at the Royal Society of British Artists, Colchester Art Society, The Minories in Colchester, the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich, and Chappel Galleries in Essex. His work is held in the collections of the Royal College of Art and the Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport. David Wood lived for many years at Dedham in Essex.