Dan Brown- The Single Envelope, Oil, 9.5 x 9.5 inches

Dan Brown

Dan Brown is a nationally acclaimed artist specializing in trompe l’oeil, realistic oils, that literally, “trick the eye.”

Dan Brown was born in Syracuse NY in 1949. He fondly recalls his childhood when he sketched sports heroes from newspaper photos. As a teenager, he enrolled in art classes at Syracuse University and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse’s pre-eminent art museum. After high school in 1967, Dan attended The Paier College of Art in Hamden CT. Over four years, he received a thorough and rigorous grounding in traditional drawing and painting. He studied with the renowned American realists Ken Davies and Peter Poskas.

Upon graduation, Dan pursued a career in illustration where his talents became much sought after. His illustrations graced the covers of hundreds of book covers, magazine stories, and commercial advertisements. His portraits of Bob Dylan and other rock and roll legends are part of the collection of Rolling Stone Magazine. Two paintings for the United States Army Reserve hang in the Pentagon. His painting depicting The Pentagon the morning after the 2001 terrorist attack hangs in the permanent collection of the Army War College in Carlisle PA.

All the while Dan honed his skill and vision as a fine artist, drawing inspiration from Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. He has had numerous one man shows and his work has received glowing reviews in many publications, including American Art Collector, New York Sun, Cape Cod Times and New Haven Register. His paintings hang in private collections from Cape Cod to California, in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Dan continues to paint his unique still lifes; seeing objects and the play of light and shadow as only he can. Relying on the skills he learned from Ken Davies and the magic of the nineteenth century painter of currency Otis Kaye, his direction is focused toward trompe l’oeil, painting objects with lettering, such as currency, books, mementos and vintage postcards. These paintings are extremely time-consuming achieved with intense concentration, and have become a true labor of love.

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Exhibitions

2018    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2017     Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2016    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2015    Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2011     Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2011     Seascape Art Show, Westhampton Beach, NY (solo)

2011     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2011     Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2010     Seascape Art Show, Westhampton Beach, NY

2010     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2010     Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

2009     Seascape Art Show, Westhampton Beach, NY (solo)

2008     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

Selected Exhibitions continued
2008     Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA
2008     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2008     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT (solo)

2007     Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2007     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2007     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, CT

2006     David Findlay Galleries, NYC (solo)

2006     Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2006     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, CT

2005     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2005     Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2005     Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2005     Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2005     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2005     Pogan Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA

2004     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2004     Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2003     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2003     Robert Wilson Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2003     David Findlay Galleries, NYC (solo)

2003     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2002     David Findlay Galleries, NYC

2001     Winstanley-Roarke Gallery, Dennis MA (solo)

2001     David Smith Gallery, NYC (solo)

2000     Winstanley-Roarke Gallery, Dennis MA

1997     Franklin Fest, NYC

1996     Franklin Fest, NYC

1993     Greene Gallery, Guilford CT (solo)