Daniel Dallmann

Daniel Dallmann

    Studio at Wayne Mills, Wayne Ave & West Berkely Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

    Recent Works

    Artist's Biography

    I grew up with art, and books, in the house: my father was a professional sculptor and my mother was a part time painter. I owe a great deal to the ambiance of that household, to my parents and to their encouragement; but above all to the books. There were so many books in that house, all kinds of books, encyclopediae and dictionaries, books on nature, music, literary classics and art. There were many years of National Geographics, which my father rescued from the trash during a public library clean-out. As a childI already knew a great deal of the work by Rodin, Velasquez, Giotto and many others, although I couldn't properly pronounce their names.

    Since then I have earned several degrees and I've taught in a major art school for many years. I discovered Caravaggio while living in Rome in 1974-76. And I rediscovered him again in 2001-03. I have had the good fortune to know, and learn from, many of my colleagues and all of my students. Yet when I began to write a short biographical sketch that included events significant to my career, I could not resist writing about that house in which I grew up, and all those books.

    Artist's Statement

    My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already held. Thus, I don’t make pictures with a specific content in mind. I distrust intentions; mine more than anyone else’s. Far more important is the subjective content that is revealed regardless of one’s intentions. I have said that I start pictures with a hunch, just a positive feeling that a certain subject might be wonderful, or some composition interesting, or some quality of color special. (Maybe “wonderful,” “interesting” and “special” could be called the intentions?) For me the content is discovered during the process, maybe developed further, but it is seldom known at the beginning. There is a deep satisfaction when a picture is finished and at that point I usually understand what kind of statement I have made.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2017
    Daniel Dallmann, Recent Work, Cerulean Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Still-Life-Space, paintings: Daniel Dallmann, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Time and Space: 27 works by Daniel Dallmann..., Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA

    2012
    18 Little Paintings, Galleria La Linea Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

    2011
    From Life:Large Works by Daniel Dallmann, Grey Gallery, Williamsport, PA

    Self Images - Paintings, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Self Images - Paintings and Drawings, Greestone Gallery, Lincolnshire, UK

    2008
    Spoons - Paintings by Daniel Dallmann, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

    2001
    Daniel Dallmann, Charles More Gallery, Philadelphia

    1998
    Dancers and Dreamers, Lied Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE

    Little Sleepers and Other Small Works -Paintings, Prints & Drawings, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

    1997
    Paintings and Drawings, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

    The Kendall Gallery of Miami-Dade Community Colleges, Miami, FL

    1994
    Paintings, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

    1993
    Etchings, Lithographs & Drawings, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

    New Paintings, Tatistcheff & Co., New York, NY

    1989
    Recent Work, J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Ltd., Chicago, IL

    1988
    Recent Figure Works: Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

    1987
    Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

    1986
    Landscapes & Portraits, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA

    1984
    Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

    1982
    Selected Prints, 1974-1981, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    1980
    Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

    1976
    Gallery Four, Alexandria, VA

    Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

    Gallery Four, Alexandria, VA

    1974
    Ronnie Brenner Gallery, New Orleans, LA

    1973
    Kramer Gallery, St. Paul, MN

    Hemingway Gallery, Nantucket, MA

    1972
    The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

    Selected, Recent, Invitation and Group Exhibitions
    2019
    Painted, the 4th Biennial Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH

    2018
    24th Annual Texas National, Nacogdoches, TX
    Juror: Jed Perl
    1st Prize

    2017
    2017 National Juried Exhibition, The First Street Gallery, New York, NY

    Fight or Flight group exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY

    HEAD ON: a Select Exhibition of Self Portraits, Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA

    2016
    The Nude Figure: Group Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    2014
    86th Grand National Exhibit, American Artists Professional League, Salmugundi Club, New York, NY

    6th National Exhibition of Figurative Painting, Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

    2013
    5th Annual NUDE at Manifest, Manifest Galleries, Cincinnati, OH

    9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Museum Exhibitions
    2008
    Paintings by Daniel Dallmann & Arnoldus Gruter, The Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
    (Catalog)

    1984
    Conjuring Reality; The Paintings and Drawings of Daniel Dallmann and Paul Wiesenfeld, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
    (Catalog)

    1977
    Daniel Dallmann, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

    Selected Collections, Public and Corporate

    Art Institute of Chicago
    Ball State University Art Museum
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
    Neuberger Museum, State Univ. of New York, Purchase, NY
    Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Philadelphia Free Library
    J. B. Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY
    Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    Yale University Art Museum
    United States Department of State, Washington, DC
    American Embassy, Tokyo
    St. Paul Council of the Arts
    Carlton College, Northfield, MN
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL
    Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
    American Telephone and Telegraph,NYC
    Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, CT
    ARA Services, Inc., New York
    ARCO Chemical Corp., Philadelphia, PA
    The Boston Company, Boston, MA
    Chemical Bank, New York
    Citibank, New York
    Gallerie Claude Bernard, Paris
    Intrav, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    Kemper Insurance Co., Chicago
    Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA
    Meidinger, Inc., Louisville, KY
    Met Life, Inc., New York,NY
    Michigan Bell, Inc.
    Moody’s Investment Service, Inc. NYC
    Price Waterhouse, Philadelphia, PA
    Readers Digest, Inc., New York, NY
    Stephens, Inc., Little Rock, AK