David Silverberg was born in Montreal in 1936. As a young child, he studied under Group of Seven master Dr. Arthur Lismer. In 1957, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from McGill University. Later that year, he studied etching and engraving with William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. This stimulating artistic environment included influences from Max Ernst, Marc Chagall and Matta. Silverberg has developed his own style of engravings.
He taught many students at Mount Allison University during his thirty-two year association. Silverberg has had the distinguished pleasure to be Acadia University’s first Artist in Residence. David Silverberg is a renowned traveler. His curiosity has taken him to over eighty countries. His passion for art and travel is legendary.