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Biography

Daniel W. Pinkham was born in Los Angeles on January 31, 1952. He showed both interest and ability in art as a young child and began studying art through private instruction at the age of nine. He later attended Art Center College of Design from 1972 to 1974, after which he received a scholarship to apprentice for five years with Russian-born artist and renowned teacher Sergei Bongart (1919-1985). He later opened his own art school, which he operated from 1980 to 1985.

To further his artistic training, in 1985, Pinkham traveled throughout Europe for several months, studying the masterworks in prominent museums. Upon returning from Europe, he then began traveling throughout the United States to focus on plein air painting, which allowed him to be close to the sources of inspiration for his artwork.

Pinkham's choices of subjects are based on direct emotional responses with the imagery in front of him. His work takes him throughout the U.S. and Europe. From each locale, he experiences varied emotions that he translates to paint.

Landscape painter Daniel Pinkham works out of a studio he built for himself in Palos Verdes, California

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Signature Member of the California Art Club, member of the Club's Board of Directors
Signature Member, Oil Painters of America as a Signature Member
Signature Member, the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony
Founding member of the Plein Air Painters of America
Founding member of the Plein Air Artists of California

Selected Residences

Pinkham was selected by the National Park Service as the Artist in Residence at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

Selected Achievements

2018
The Artists' Choice Award, Masters of the American West, Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, California

2012
Gold Medal, Best of Show “Red Smith” Award, Western Visions, Wild 100 Exhibition for Still Waters, National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

2009
Gold Medal Award for Best Painting, California Art Club's 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

2008
Gold Medal, Best of Show at the Maynard Dixon County

2006
Best Western Genre Prize at the California Art Club’s 95th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, held at Pasadena Museum of California Art

2005
Grand Prize, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Daniel W. Pinkham in Art of the West Magazine Fall 2016 Issue.

Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine, September-October 2016 Issue

California artist Dan Pinkham wants to leave behind a legacy. Yes, his paintings will continue to be his spiritual voice into perpetuity, but he wants there to be more. His …

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Daniel W. Pinkham awarded the "Red Smith" Best of Show Gold Medal
Daniel Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine Winter 2013 Issue

Daniel Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine Winter 2013 Issue

  Daniel Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine Winter 2013 Issue

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Western Art Collector Magazine March 2013 Issue

Before beginning to define the title of the article, I need to introduce you to my friend Dan Pinkham. Dan like most children at a young age scribbled carelessly or …

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine August 2012 Issue

“Our culture and society have chosen entertainment over enlightenment, but we are still hungry for a sincere, honest, and soulful exchange through man’s best efforts. Painting is the perfect medium …

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Daniel W. Pinkham in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine April 2012 Issue

Daniel W. Pinkham in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine April 2012 Issue

Daniel W. Pinkham honored by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine at the Auty National Center’s Master’s of the American West Exhibtion April 2012 Issue

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Daniel W. Pinkham In Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Februrary 2012

Daniel W. Pinkham In Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Februrary 2012

Daniel W. Pinkham in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine February 2012 for serving on an Artistic Vision panel for a three day Exhibition and Symposium at the Center for the Arts ...

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Southwest Art Magazine, August 2011 Issue

Tell us about your studio and its history. The studio is an exact replica of a 16th-century Romanesque Italian chapel. It was built in 1924 by Frank Vanderlip, president of …

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Daniel Pinkham American Artist Magazine 2010

Daniel Pinkham Interview With American Artist Magazine Summer 2010

Daniel Pinkham in American Artist Magazine Summer 2010

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Daniel W. Pinkham American Artist 2009

Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in American Artist Magazine 2009

2009: Daniel Pinkham has spent more than 12 years rebuilding a derelict and condemned building-transforming an abandoned, sagging hulk into a magnificent showplace and studio.

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Alexey Steele Featured in American Art Collector Magazine December 2006 Issue

Daniel Pinkham Featured in American Art Collector Magazine December 2006 Issue

Daniel Pinkham Featured in American Art Collector Magazine December 2006 Issue

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2006
Daniel W. Pinkham Receives Gold Medal Honors American Artist Magazine 2006

Daniel W. Pinkham Receives Gold Medal Honors American Artist Magazine 2006

Spring 2006: Pinkham, a renowned environmentally oriented plein air painter, was awarded the Gold Medal for Best Painter

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in American Artist Magazine March 2006

Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in American Artist Magazine March 2006

March 2006:"This California painter elicits a spirit of calm from the landscape by maintaining a flexible technique-and following the lead of the subject matter."

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Daniel Pinkham in American Artist Magazine Summer 2005 Issue

Daniel Pinkham in American Artist Magazine Summer 2005 Issue

Summer 2005: Daniel Pinkham is the Grand Prize Winner for Plein Air 2005 in Tuscon, Arizona

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Stephen Mirich in Palos Verdes Style Magazine Summer 2005 Issue

Daniel Pinkham in Palos Verdes Style Magazine Summer 2005 Issue

Daniel Pinkham in Palos Verdes Style Magazine Summer 2005

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

Daniel Pinkham Featured in Peninsula People Magazine July 2005 Issue

The work of the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony will be preserved for generations to come when Dan And Vicki Pinkham's house becomes a museum.

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Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine Spring 2003

Daniel W. Pinkham Featured in Art of the West Magazine Spring 2003

Spring 2003:Aside from color and subtleties, Pinkham searches intently for a mood as he hikes a location.

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Daniel Pinkham Featured in Southwest Art Magazine March 2002 Issue

Daniel Pinkham Featured in Southwest Art Magazine March 2002 Issue

Daniel Pinkham in Southwest Art Magazine March 2002 Issue

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American Legacy Fine Arts presents Peter Adams and The Aura of Nature: Painting Beyond the View
American Legacy Fine Arts presents Daniel W. Pinkham in California Art Club's Newsletter, April 1997.

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