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Danny Gillies
Colorado Springs , Colorado - United States
Acrylics - Abstract

Born & Raised in Chicago, Danny started his career in 1960 at the age of 12 drawing for his friends, family & to satisfy an unexplained need to draw he felt from within. At that time if you played hooky from school you had better not be found on the streets so Danny would hide out at the Art Institute of Chicago where he began his self taught Art education. On one of those outings he found a Surrealist exhibit had just opened. For 25˘ he was surrounded by the most inspiring works he had ever seen. As he rounded the last corner of that exhibit he came face to canvas with Salvador Dali’s Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) 1954. It was mesmerizing. Unlike anything he had ever experienced & justified his investment completely. That painting opened Danny’s young mind to the freedom of subject, concept & geometry profoundly influencing what would become his distinctive & unmistakable style. For the next 2 decades he endeavored to educate & define himself as an artist. He became obsessed with Art...
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