Black with Ochre, Oil on Japanese paper
Signed and dated on front, title on back.
Dannat (1915-2009) started his career as a chartered surveyor. After army service, in 1944, he entered a career as a music critic for the News Chronicle. Dannat's produced his earliest art works in 1956, the year he left the chronicle. From the early 1960s he began a life long association with the Cornish painters, in particular John Wells, Denis Mitchell, Alexander Mckenzie and Roy Conn. From the early 1970s he became a member of the Penwith society and The Newlyn society and began exhibiting at both galleries. A show was held in conjunction with Wells and Mckenzie was held at the Orion gallery, penzance in 1975. Going forward he exhibited widely in London and America. His many solo exhibitions culminated in three major shows at Osborne Samuel Gallery, London in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
In 2015 to celebrate Dannat's 100 birthday, a number of major exhibitions were held around the country. Pallant house Gallery, Katherine House Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Dorset County Museum, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London.
Frame 26.5 x 26.5 cm
Painting 11 x 12.5 cm