David de Almeida was born in 1945. He attended the António Arroio School, the Lithograph Engraver Course and the Cooperativa de Engravers Society. He did an internship at the Moinhos do Vale do Lagat in France, specializing in paper making by hand. He studied Holography at Goldsmiths University of London and interned with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. He carried out several interventions in public spaces in cities such as S. Paulo, Macau and Lisbon.
His engraving work is effectively tactile and visual, originating from the world of the senses, with an emphasis on the search for a certain primitivism in the use of colors and line. The reliefs and counter-reliefs, the incidence of tonalities, the line or form taken to its plastic essence, make David de Almeida one of the most outstanding Portuguese engravers.
In 1997 he was awarded the title of Commander of the Order of Infante D. Henrique.