Gallery Exhibit Features 'A Viking Inside,' Works by David Wolter '04

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery to Feature works by Dreamworks Story Artist David Wolter.

David Wolter, “Self Portrait with Ole and Augie Doggie,” felt-tip marker, 2004.

Event Details


Date: September 8 - October 14, 2017

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.


The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University will open its 2017-18 exhibition season with "A Viking Inside," featuring works by Dreamworks Story Artist David Wolter '04.

The exhibit runs from Friday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 14.

A gallery reception is set for 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, featuring an artist's talk by Wolter beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

About the Artist

As a student, Wolter was the creative mind behind the "The Back Alley," the popular cartoon strip that ran in the Mirror, the Augustana student newspaper, from 2002-04. Standing nearly seven feet tall, Wolter was also a member of the men's basketball team.

Following graduation, he moved to California to develop his portfolio and make a name for himself as the self-described “World’s Tallest Cartoonist.”  His hard work paid off and he was accepted into the California Institute of the Arts’ animation and cartooning program.

His CalArts student film “Eyrie” won the Gold Medal for Animation at the 2012 Student Academy Awards, and landed him a spot in the DreamWorks Story Training Program. Since then, he's worked on many feature films, including the third installments of the "Kung Fu Panda" and "How To Train Your Dragon" franchises. In recognition of his work, Wolter received the Augustana Horizon Award in 2014, an honor celebrating the achievements of young alumni within 15 years of their graduation.

"The retrospective exhibition will include comics and sketches from David's Augustana days, a screening of his film, 'Eyrie,' and numerous illustrations and character drawings," said Dr. Lindsay Twa, director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.  

This fall during Viking Days, Wolter will be inducted into Augustana's Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame. The induction will take place during the Command Performance on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Washington Pavilion.  


The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.