As a young boy, some of Daniel W. Pinkham’s most impressionable moments occurred back on his grandparents’ farm in North Carolina. His memories of the smell of the soil after a rain, the squeak and slap of the screen door as he exited the farmhouse, and the lighting of the fires under the tobacco barns to dry and cure the leaves have never faded. These experiences helped shape and “make human of [him],” as his Russian art teacher, Sergei Bongart, would say. Since those impressionable days, not a day has gone by that he hasn’t tried to record his journey and expose the interaction he felt with this miracle called life. For over 50 years, the West has been his teacher. During this most recent chapter of his artistic life, the journey continues in Idaho. Idaho is Pinkham’s latest muse for triggering the sentiment he has carried in his heart most of his life.

Pinkham was an invited guest artist at the 2019 Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. In 2018 Pinkham received the Artist’s Choice Award at the Autry’s Masters of the American West. In 2014 he received the Red Smith Best of Show, Gold Medal, at the National Museum of Wildlife Arts’ Western Visions Miniatures and More Show and Sale. In 2009 he received the Gold Medal for Best of Show at the California Art Club’s 98th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition and he won the Gold Medal, Best of Show Award at the 2008 Maynard Dixon Country Invitational.

Pinkham and his work have been featured in American Artist, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture, and Western Art Collector. His works are in the permanent collections the Autry Museum of the American West, the Carnegie Art Museum, and of LACMA. He is both a Signature Artist Member and board member of the California Art Club. Pinkham also is a signature member of Oil Painters of America.

Daniel W. Pinkham is represented by American Legacy Fine Arts LLC, Pasadena, California.


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