Daniel W. Pinkham has been a principle force in the resurgence of plein-air painting. He is a poet of the outdoor landscape, his works often transcend a sense of sublime order and spiritual presence. His studio works are examples of what he calls“contemplative faith”. Given his ancestral heritage, art, faith and the love of nature are deeply rooted in his DNA.
During the 1970’s, Pinkham founded Plein-Air Artists of California and also became a founding member of Plein-Air Painters of America. The Pinkham’s are
founding members of the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony, which is dedicated to preserving open space and natural habitat. The Colony was awarded the 2010 Conservation Partner Award for their dedication and passion to preserving open space.
The Pinkham’s have dedicated their lives to art and community. They have founded “The Pinkham Foundation for the Arts”, a non-profit organization that creates and sustains an interest in traditional fine art and architecture.
Pinkham’s works are in the permanent collections of LACMA, The Carnegie Art Museum and the Autry National Center. He is a Signature member of the California Art Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the California Art Club, and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. Daniel most recently received the “Artist’s Choice” Award for “The Witness”, at the 2018 Masters of the American West Exhibition at the Autry National Center, 2014 Red Smith, Best of Show, Gold Medal, for “Stillness”, at the Western Visions National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. He received the Gold Medal for Best of the Show at the California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition and won the Gold Medal, Best of Show at the 2008 Maynard Dixon Country Invitational. Pinkham was honored by American Artist as a “Master of the Present” for their 2010 workshop and lecture series. Daniel’s works have been featured in American Artist Masters of Realism, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western Art and Architecture, Western Art Collector and most recently, recently he was featured in Art of the West, Sept.-Oct. 2016 issue.
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