Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Acrylic on linen, signed and dated 1992 at lower right, presented in a gold leaf floater frame.
DOA 32.25 x 42.5 in.The Collection of the late Jesse Carr Morris, Jr., Cary and Raleigh, NC
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Duke University Museum of Art, Academic Eye: Reynolds Price Collects, Danny Robinette
, Durham, NC, March 29 - May 27, 2001, no. 7.
with Reynolds Price (Asheville, NC: Biltmore Press, circa 1993) (illustrated)
Cover art for the Journal of the American Planning Association
Born in Iredell County in North Carolina's western Piedmont, Danny Robinette was primarily a self-taught artist. He reveled and excelled at depicting North Carolina landscapes with a quiet intensity of light and color. The flat surfaces skillfully painted invite the viewer into the artist's world, one with evidence of human experience but lacking a depiction of any sentient beings.
In his artist statement for Somerhill Gallery, Danny Robinette describes his work as
Significant art is built upon the past and what I produce has been influenced by the second-generation Hudson River School, the Barbizon School, Dutch and Pop Vanitas still-life, and the works of Rene Magritte.
Robinette's work has been exhibited extensively, including shows at the Hickory Museum of Art; the National Arts Club in New York, NY; Elon College, Elon, NC; and the Greenhill Center for the North Carolina Artist, Greensboro, NC.
$2,000 - 4,000