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Turquoisienne

Turquoisienne, 2017 by Daniel Kaufman is an original manipulated wax on panel painting. This piece was created in appreciation of composer Eric Satie’s Gnosienne I.  It is signed on the front, titled and dated on the back.

Daniel Kaufman’s life as a visual artist began over half a century ago when his father gave him a Nikon camera for his Bar Mitzvah.  Daniel studied photography and art history at Amherst College where he graduated in 1973. Over thirty years ago Kaufman devoted himself to painting after a very successful career in photography.  As a photographer he felt unsatisfied, as if he were “walking on the surface of the ocean of art.” He wanted more from photography than he was able to find.

Daniel Kaufman has had several gallery exhibitions and is in collections worldwide. He has shown alongside Ed Moses who has referred to Daniel as a “great artist.”  Daniel’s efforts to create art are now concerned with stilling the mind of preconceptions, silencing the ever-dominating ego, and going beyond personal fears to arrive at a completely humbling and liberating art.

Apprenticing himself to the internationally exhibited painter, Max Shertz, Daniel began to appreciate the underpinnings of art and his own consciousness. Whereas photography began on the surface, painting involved transcending the surface and giving expression to the Source of all creativity, what Max calls the Inner Artist. Daniel’s efforts to create art are now concerned with stilling the mind of preconceptions, silencing the ever-dominating ego, and going beyond personal fears to arrive at a completely humbling and liberating art.

Medium

Manipulated Wax on Panel

Year

2017

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Width (in)

42.5

Size 28 x 42.5 (in)
71 x 108 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Turquoisienne, 2017 by Daniel Kaufman is an original manipulated wax on panel painting. This piece was created in appreciation of composer Eric Satie’s Gnosienne I.  It is signed on the front, titled and dated on the back.

Daniel Kaufman’s life as a visual artist began over half a century ago when his father gave him a Nikon camera for his Bar Mitzvah.  Daniel studied photography and art history at Amherst College where he graduated in 1973. Over thirty years ago Kaufman devoted himself to painting after a very successful career in photography.  As a photographer he felt unsatisfied, as if he were “walking on the surface of the ocean of art.” He wanted more from photography than he was able to find.

Daniel Kaufman has had several gallery exhibitions and is in collections worldwide. He has shown alongside Ed Moses who has referred to Daniel as a “great artist.”  Daniel’s efforts to create art are now concerned with stilling the mind of preconceptions, silencing the ever-dominating ego, and going beyond personal fears to arrive at a completely humbling and liberating art.

Apprenticing himself to the internationally exhibited painter, Max Shertz, Daniel began to appreciate the underpinnings of art and his own consciousness. Whereas photography began on the surface, painting involved transcending the surface and giving expression to the Source of all creativity, what Max calls the Inner Artist. Daniel’s efforts to create art are now concerned with stilling the mind of preconceptions, silencing the ever-dominating ego, and going beyond personal fears to arrive at a completely humbling and liberating art.

Daniel J. Kaufman born New York City, May 4th, 1949 is the youngest of three boys ). Son of Ruth and Matthew Kaufman (mother a writer, creator of Batman’s sidekick Robin, father a suburban orthodontist and math genius). Studied photography, composition, Japanese Art, Art Theory and Art History at Amherst College, Smith College, the University of Rochester and at the Carpenter center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. BA with Honors in Fine Arts from Amherst College, 1973 (originally Class of ’71, but left after sophomore year on approved leave of absence to study the Transcendental Meditation technique with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Spain, Italy and Switzerland). Became a Transcendental Meditation initiator in 1972 and returned to Amherst College and then to Rochester, New York to teach TM and pursue large format photography with William Giles. Personal apprenticeships and workshops with Minor White, George Tice and Paul Caponigro, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1973-1975). Worked as a travel photographer for tourist boards and magazines, including National Geographic and Life, and tested new films in exotic locations for Polaroid Corporation (1973-1978). First artist in any medium to be awarded the Fulbright Fellowship administered by the Department of State to photograph for the academic year ’77-’78 in Ireland. Book of Kaufman’s color photographs IRELAND: PRESENCES published by St. Martin’s Press in 1980. Solo exhibition of his photographs at the International Center of Photography in New York City in 1981. Museum Director Cornell Capa writes of Kaufman’s photographs: “This is the kind of work that restores one’s faith in the alchemy of photography. Here is the fusion of mechanical and chemical tools with the spirituality and individuality of vision”. Numerous photography gallery and art gallery exhibitions followed Daniel’s museum show, and he continued to enjoy success as a travel and tourist board photographer with articles about his work in national magazines (Popular Photography, May, 1979).

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Medium

Manipulated Wax on Panel

Year

2017

Edition

Unique

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Width (in)

42.5

Size 28 x 42.5 (in)
71 x 108 (cm)
Price Price on Request