I've been painting from the figure for over forty years and only recently I have found an interest in still life as a subject. Still life seemed to provide an opportunity to evade the suggestion of narrative, allowing for concentration on more formal issues. That said, I still, often, discover a protagonist in the compositions. In each of the works selected for this publication there is a toy of shiny plastic, a constant companion in my studio, a watcher and a memento of a time past.
born: 1942, Saint Paul, Minnesota
University of Iowa, MFA, 1969
Recipient, Grant for Research and Creative Achievement, Temple University, 2011-12
Recipient, Lindback Foundation for Distinguished Teaching at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2011
Recipient, Best of Show Award, The 2nd National Exhibition of Figurative Painting and Drawing, Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 2010
Donohoe, Victoria, Review of Show at Rosenfeld Gallery, Phila. Inquirer, May 13, 2011, Illus.
Myers, Donald, Catalog for Go Figure: Works by Daniel Dallmann and Arnoldus Gruter, Hillstrom Museum of Art, Hillstrom Museum, Gustavus Adolphus University, St. Peter, Minnesota
Lundin, Norman & Byrne, Debra, The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing, University of Washington Press, 2003
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Solo Exhibition, 18 Little Paintings, Galleria La Linea Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy 2012
Solo Exhibition, Self Images - Paintings and Drawings, Greestone Gallery, Lincolnshire, United, Kingdom, 2011
Solo Exhibition, Spoons - Paintings by Daniel Dallmann, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, Washington, 2008
Two Person Exhibition, Paintings by Daniel Dallmann & Arnoldus Gruter, The Hillstrom Museum of Art, St. Peter, Minnesota, 2008
selected group shows
ì86th Grand National Exhibit, American Artists Professional League, New York, New York.
ìThe Vault Series: Portraits, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts
185th Annual Invitational Exhbition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, New York