Interior Space with Model | 2019, oil on wood, 20" x 16"
Studio Table | 2019, oil on wood, 9" x 11"
Hopscotch | 2019, oil on wood, 14" x 12"
Still Life with Striped Pillow | 2019, oil on wood, 12" x 16"
Blue Jacket | 2019, oil on wood, 15" x 14"
Chock Full o' Nuts | 2019, oil on wood, 14" x 12"
Studio Interior with Blue Jacket | 2019, oil on wood, 28" x 28"
Half Apple | 2018, oil on wood, 6" x 6"
My Studio Interior with Fig Tree | 2018, oil on wood, 16" x 16"
Black Coffee Cup | 2017, oil on wood, 10" x 14"
Courtyard Garden | 2017, oil on linen, 28" x 28"
Garden Chevron | 2017, oil on linen, 24" x 22"
Kiss | 2017, oil on linen, 16" x 15"
Equatorial | 2017, oil on linen, 28" x 28"
Studio Interior with Chair | 2016, oil on wood, 14" x 10"
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Daniel Dallmann

Philadelphia, PA


Artist 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.

Artist 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.


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel Dallmann, Charles More Gallery, Philadelphia

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

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

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

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

Paintings, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

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

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

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

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

Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

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

Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

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

Recent Paintings, Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY

Gallery Four, Alexandria, VA

Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

Gallery Four, Alexandria, VA

Ronnie Brenner Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Kramer Gallery, St. Paul, MN

Hemingway Gallery, Nantucket, MA

The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA

Selected, Recent, Invitation and Group Exhibitions

The Naked Show, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Painted, the 4th Biennial Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museum Exhibitions

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

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

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

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