1. David Davidian, ADC President from 1977-1979

  2. David Davidian and Clem McCarthy in the 57th Art Directors Annual

  3. David Davidian and Geoffrey Moss, 2-time ADC Awards winner and 3-time Pulitzer Prize nominee

  4. A page from the 57th Art Directors Annual

  5. Official ADC President's Portrait

  6. Close-up of Official ADC President's Portrait

David Davidian, 1923–2015

Prominent ADC Member and past ADC President dies at age 92

ADC is deeply saddened to announce the passing of art director, past ADC President and Lifetime ADC Member David Davidian, who died last week at the age of 92. David served as ADC President from 1977 to 1979, and remained a highly active member of the Club well into his retirement.

During his tenure here at the Club, David was a strong advocate of the ADC Scholarship Program — which launched under his leadership — as well as many other educational offerings for our members. He was also very involved in expanding the ADC Annual Awards and International Traveling Exhibition.

David felt a sense of pride, belonging, and service to ADC, always encouraging his fellow members to get involved.

Below is an excerpt from David’s “President’s Message” in The 57th Annual of Advertising, Editorial, and Television Art and Design, published in 1978 by the Art Directors Club, Inc:

“There is a feeling — of participation, of belonging, of service, of influence, of pride — all of these and more. These satisfactions are here for the taking. The Club is weaker, and its members the poorer, when they do not participate.

The Art Directors Club, or any association, is only as strong, aggressive and innovative as its members. So come on up!”

Rest in peace, David. You will be missed dearly.

There will be visiting hours on Tuesday, February 10 from 7-9 PM at the Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, February 11 at 11 AM at St. Gregory’s Armenian Church in White Plains, NY.