David Winslow Brisson was an artist whose work dealt with the visualization of mathematical structures, particularly four-dimensional geometry. He grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1953, and an MFA from Ohio University in 1955. He also studied with Hans Hofmann in Provencetown MA, in the summer of 1956. He taught at University of Rhode Island, the Kansas City Art Institute and Auburn University before becoming an Associate Professor at Rhode Island School of Design in 1965. It was at RISD that he began his visual explorations of multi-dimensional space.