David Simpson is an American abstract painter who lives and works in Berkeley, California. Simpson is an artist and teacher whose work is associated with the Minimalist, Monochrome, and Color Field movements. In 1956 Simpson graduated from the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) with a BFA; and in 1958 he earned an MFA from the San Francisco State College. Since 1958 Simpson has had more than 70 solo exhibitions of his paintings in galleries and museums worldwide. His paintings have been included in hundreds of group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. During the early 1960s Simpson was included in two seminal group exhibitions: "Americans 1963" at the Museum of Modern Art in New York curated by Dorothy Canning Miller and "Post-Painterly Abstraction" curated by Clement Greenberg in 1964 that traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art the Walker Art Center and the Art Gallery of Toronto.