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How My Family Survived Suicide
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Carl David is a third generation Fine Art Dealer in a 4th generation family owned & operated Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia. But at age 65, he is Aon another passionate career path as well. He has become a suicide prevention advocate.

His latest book, Bader Field; How My Family Survived Suicide (Nightengale Press) is the emotional story of his family's struggle to survive after his older brother at age 22 took his life.He was just 16 years old and the effects on him and his family were devastating beyond description. They had but two choices; to pull together or tear each other apart. They chose the former and used every bit of strength to rebuild their lives.

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Don't Box Me In: Carl David
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Carl David
Born in Philadelphia, Carl David is the third descendant of a four-generation art dealer family specializing in American and European seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth- and twentieth-century paintings, watercolors, sculptures and drawings.

arl earned a Bachelor of Arts with a degree in business in 1970 from Oglethorpe College Carl David Carl David in Atlanta, Georgia. Bader Field is his second published book. He is also the author of Collecting and Care of Fine Art published by Crown Publishers (1981). His article “Martha Walter” appeared in the May 1978 issue of American Art Review. Carl is constantly being queried by the various art journals and financial magazines for his perspective on the state of the art markets. In light of the fact that the gallery has been in business since 1910, it is considered to be a standard in the industry and is given the utmost of respect for its integrity, knowledge and pursuit of excellence.

Mr. David was a charter member of Sotheby’ (New York), and is a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League, and La Confederation Internationale De Negotiants En Oeuvres D’Art. He has served as judge for The Manayunk Art Show, co-chairman of the gallery committee member of Rittenhouse Row, guest auctioneer for WHYY, and panel member for The Art News World Art Market (New York). Carl has been involved with The Friends of Rittenhouse Square, The Free Appraisal Clinic, The Philadelphia Art Museum, The Dealer’s Committee for US Artists, and Rittenhouse Row.

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