David Koster
The Land Gallery

David Koster studied for three years at the Slade School of Art. He was a well-known and extremely accomplished printmaker specialising in natural history subjects. David was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists and exhibited there regularly for many years as well as at The Royal Academy, London. 

David undertook several illustration commissions including work for the RSPB and a front cover for their ‘Birds’ Magazine. He also illustrated ‘Down to Earth’ by John Stewart Collis with wood engravings plus ‘Fellow Mortals’, an anthology of animal poetry, with ink drawings. 

He was an extremely knowledgeable naturalist with his work stemming from precise observation and study of his subjects inspired by time spent in Folkestone and Plockton, a village in the northwest Highlands. 

“I find the different print media particularly suitable for the depiction of wildlife, despite the technical difficulties they present and the hard physical work involved. Plus I find the need to make drawn and coloured studies from life and gather reference material a satisfying discipline.”

David Koster 
 
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Bee
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 23/75
Plate Size: 7.5cm x 5.5cm
Paper Size: 13.5cm x 8.5cm
£45
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Bee
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 23/75
Plate Size: 7.5cm x 5.5cm
Paper Size: 13.5cm x 8.5cm
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Bumblebees in Rhododendron
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 41.5cm x 27cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 37.5 cm
£220
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Bumblebees in Rhododendron
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 41.5cm x 27cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 37.5 cm

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Cows on the Shore
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 41cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
£85
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Cows on the Shore
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 41cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
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Cuckoo Wrasse i
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 1/20
Plate Size: 38cm x 53cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 76cm
£220
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Cuckoo Wrasse i
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 1/20
Plate Size: 38cm x 53cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 76cm
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Cuckoo Wrasse ii
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 2/20
Plate Size: 43cm x 53cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm
£220
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Cuckoo Wrasse ii
Coloured Lithograph
Edition Size: 2/20
Plate Size: 43cm x 53cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm


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Fly Orchids ii
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 4/20
Plate Size: 38cm x 15cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 30.5cm
£85
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Cows on the Shore
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 41cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
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Geese Swimming Home, Plockton
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 4/50
Plate Size: 38cm x 55cm
Paper Size: 24.5cm x 34.5cm
£85
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Geese Swimming Home, Plockton
Hand-Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 4/50
Plate Size: 38cm x 55cm
Paper Size: 24.5cm x 34.5cm
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Horned Poppy
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 7/50
Plate Size: 22.5cm x 32cm
Paper Size: 37cm x 47.5 cm
£185
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Horned Poppy
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 7/50
Plate Size: 22.5cm x 32cm
Paper Size: 37cm x 47.5 cm
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Koi Karp
Etching with In-Plate Colouring and Hand Coloured
Edition Size: 65/100
Plate Size: 43cm x 60cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm
£220
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Koi Karp
Etching with In-Plate Colouring and Hand Coloured
Edition Size: 65/100
Plate Size: 43cm x 60cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 76cm
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Lady's Slipper Orchid
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 5/50
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 45cm
£85
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Lady's Slipper Orchid
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 5/50
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 45cm
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Lowtide, Rhu, Plockton
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 1/50
Plate Size: 34.5cm x 46cm
Paper Size: 34.5cm x 46cm
£85
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Lowtide, Rhu, Plockton
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 1/50
Plate Size: 34.5cm x 46cm
Paper Size: 34.5cm x 46cm

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Plockton Regatta
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 2,3/ 50
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
£85
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Plockton Regatta
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 2,3/ 50
Plate Size: 29.5cm x 31.5cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
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Praying Mantis
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 4/30
Plate Size: 41.5cm x 29.5cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 39cm
£75
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Praying Mantis
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 4/30
Plate Size: 41.5cm x 29.5cm
Paper Size: 56cm x 39cm
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Queen Wasp
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 11cm x 15cm
Paper Size: 19cm x 28cm
£75
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Queen Wasp
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: A/P
Plate Size: 11cm x 15cm
Paper Size: 19cm x 28cm
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Queen Wasp Woodcut
Hand-Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 1/15
Plate Size: 48cm x 61cm
Paper Size: 61cm x 80cm
£220
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Queen Wasp Woodcut
Hand-Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 1/15
Plate Size: 48cm x 61cm
Paper Size: 61cm x 80cm
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Rhu, Plockton i
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 10/50
Plate Size: 25cm x 34cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 45.5cm
£85
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Rhu, Plockton i
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: 10/50
Plate Size: 25cm x 34cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 45.5cm
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Rhu, Plockton ii
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 22/50
Plate Size: 17cm x 34.5cm
Paper Size: 31cm x 57cm
£85
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Rhu, Plockton ii
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 22/50
Plate Size: 17cm x 34.5cm
Paper Size: 31cm x 57cm
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Solitary Bee
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 17/57
Plate Size: 7cm x 5.5cm
Paper Size: 17.5cm x 14.5cm
£45
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Solitary Bee
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 17/57
Plate Size: 7cm x 5.5cm
Paper Size: 17.5cm x 14.5cm
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Stag Beetle
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: Test Plate
Plate Size:
Paper Size: 38cm x 46cm
£85
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Stag Beetle
Coloured Etching and Aquatint
Edition Size: Test Plate
Plate Size:
Paper Size: 38cm x 46cm
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The Crags at Sunset from Plockton
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 6/50
Plate Size: 26cm x 40cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm
£85
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The Crags at Sunset from Plockton
Coloured Etching
Edition Size: 6/50
Plate Size: 26cm x 40cm
Paper Size: 38cm x 57cm


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Tigers
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: Unmarked
Plate Size: 50cm x 60.5cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm
£275
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Tigers
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: Unmarked
Plate Size: 50cm x 60.5cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm
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White Tailed Sea Eagle
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 3/15
Plate Size: 48cm x 64cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm
£275
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White Tailed Sea Eagle
Coloured Woodcut
Edition Size: 3/15
Plate Size: 48cm x 64cm
Paper Size: 53cm x 75cm
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