A. David Crown, M.D., (1924 - 2016), Founder and Director of the International Mezzotint Society, was born in London, England and educated at Cambridge University, the University of London and the London Hospital Medical School. He became a physician in 1947 and moved to Rochester, NY in 1948. He practiced internal medicine until 1982 when he retired. This enabled him to pursue full-time his “other career as an artist.” In 1983 he moved to Gainesville, Florida.

Dr. Crown worked in many different media: mezzotints, woodblocks, linocuts, etchings and collographs, oil painting, and sculpture in steel, aluminum and bronze. He  conducted workshops and demonstrations, and gave numerous lectures on the history of printmaking and on a wide variety of printmaking topics and techniques.

He was awarded a residency for printmaking at the prestigious Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. His works are in numerous collections across America, Canada, Japan, Europe and Russia.


The British Museum – London, England

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum – Utica, New York

Free Library of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts – Ekaterinburg, Russia

Univerzitet Educons – Novi Sad, Serbia

Isser & Rae Price Library of Judaica, University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

The Jewish Museum London - London, England

Arkansas State University – Jonesboro, Arkansas


Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art – Jacksonville, Florida

Foster Harmon Gallery – Sarasota, Florida

Melrose Bay Art Gallery – Melrose, Florida

Polk Museum of Art – Lakeland, Florida

Orlando Museum of Art (Artist of the Month) – Orlando, Florida

Shoestring Gallery – Rochester, New York

Jewish Federation of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia

Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, Florida

University of Florida – Grinter Gallery and Reitz Union – Gainesville, Florida

Santa Fe Community College – Gainesville, Florida

State Capitol Building Rotunda – Tallahassee, Florida

The Thomas Center – Gainesville, Florida

Hippodrome State Theatre Gallery – Gainesville, Florida


Founder/Director, International Mezzotint Society