Dmitri Danish Cont.
In 1986 Danish graduated from college and began to teach art. He
quickly realized that teaching art was not his ideal career - he wanted
to express himself through art, not teach others. Danish went into the
army for three years and as soon as he returned, he immediately entered
into the department of Fine Art at the Kharkiv States Polytechnic
University. He began to paint for a living.
After two years he became a member of the prestigious Union of Ukrainian Artists and his paintings were in much demand. His career of a fine artist took off and he began to exhibit in Ukraine, Russia and other Eastern European countries.
In the year 2000 the Kharkiv State Museum of Fine Art conducted a solo exhibition of Danish's works called "Cities and Mountains" and purchased three of his paintings that are part of their permanent collection. During 2000-2001, the New Jersey Museum of Modern Art also purchased three of Danish's works. And, in 2003 the Ukrainian government purchased a painting and presented it to the outgoing ambassador of the United States to Ukraine.
Danish has traveled most of Europe since the opening of the Russian borders visiting cities and countries he dreamed about as a child. He has spent time in Rome, Venice, Sienna, and in many cities of France, Holland, Hungary, Austria, Greece, and Turkey.
From Our Blog
That’s what Gallery Director Andy McAfee always says when he’s faced with an art hanging challenge. Trust me, if he can bend a straight piece of art in its frame on to a curved wall (which he did several years ago), he can handle about anything. I thought you might like to see Andy & Chris in action on a very challenging hanging project.