David Dawson was born in Wales in 1960. After leaving the Royal College of Art he combined his work as a painter with becoming an assistant to Lucian Freud, with whom he remained until Freud’s death in 2011. His photographs, alongside those of Bruce Bernard, were published by Jonathan Cape in Freud At Work in 2006. His paintings were exhibited at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester in 2012 and by Marlborough Fine Art in 2013. His photographs of Lucian Freud were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London and Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert in 2004, and at the Sigmund Freud Museum in the former Freud apartment in Vienna in 2013. He divides his time between London and Wales and over recent months he has been painting in New York.