George Dannatt (1915 - 2009)

A Retrospective

 

7 March - 28 April 2020

 

David Simon Contemporary is delighted and privileged to be working with the George Dannatt Trust for this exhibition, which gives a broad overview of the work of George Dannatt a decade after his death. This collection of his work from the 1960’s through five decades, carefully selected by David Simon, charts his exploration of geometry, form and space and relating hard abstraction to references of landscape.

 

 

 

Blue Scoop
1984
oil on board
15.4 x 24.8cm

 

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Coastline at Night

1968

oil on paper

13 x 18cm

 

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Palermo

2009

oil on board

48 x 69.5cm

 

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Arezzo

1962

oil on card

14.2 x 21.8cm

 

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In Orbit
1976
oil on board
12.2 x 13.2cm

 

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Frottage Drawing 'Wall' No. 1
1984
frottage drawing on paper on prepared support
19.5 x 25cm

 

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Shield
undated
mixed media on paper
11.8 x 11.8cm

 

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Grey White No. 1

Cyclops

1977

oil on board

12.7 x 18.8cm

 

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Lyric Movement No. 4

Winter Solstice

1995

oil on black paper

33 x 26.7cm

 

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Untitled ref. GD1590

2005

mixed media on board

21.8 x 32.3cm

 

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Untitled

ref. GD 1568/4

2005

oil on board

19 x 7cm

 

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Untitled

ref. GD1252/3

1998

oil on board,

laid on linen

55.3 x 11.2cm

 

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Untitled

ref. GD 1568/2

2004 - 2005

oil on black paper

30.5 x 10.8cm

 

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Untitled (GD1399/1)
1999
oil on black paper
16.5 x 14.5cm

 

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White Configuration
1976
mixed media on paper and board
41.6 x 50.3cm

 

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Muted Movement (Collage on a Shaded Ground)
1991
paper collage and pencil on paper
25.5 x 23cm

 

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Study in

Silver and White

1994

mixed media on

black paper

25 x 25.4cm

 

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Painting - March 2006

2006

graphite and

oil pastel on paper

12.8 x 18cm

 

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Small Painting in Graphite and Pencil

2009

graphite & oil on paper

13 x 9.5cm

 

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Blackmayne:

Reciprocal Forms with Red and Green Version 2

2008

oil and ink on board

59.2 x 42.5cm


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Exploration

1992

card collage and

oil on board

77.5 x 77.8cm

 

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Hommage à Sonia

2000

gouache on

paper laid on card

41 x 34.2cm

 

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Blue Rift

1995

oil on white prepared board

81 x 81cm

 

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Veriscolour Summer Version I

2000

oil on laminated card

63.8 x 19cm

 

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White Thrust

(Cobalt and White)

2002

mixed media on paper

19 x 14cm

 

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Ptolemy

1987

oil on cotton

24 x 9.2cm

 

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December Impression

2007

oil on card

12.8 x 17.8cm

 

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Landscape with Grenadine Red No. 4

1984

mixed media on

waxed paper

13.1 x 18.4cm

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Portland - Abandoned Workings, Night

1994

gouache on card

18.3 x 22cm

 

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Painting - White Discus

1998

oil on board

8.6 x 27.8cm

 

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A Landscape of the Inner Eye No. 1

1994

oil on ply board

33.4 x 23.5cm

 

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Painting in

Raw Umber

1972

gouache and crayon

on paper

15.3 x 10.3cm

 

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Lyra

1986

oil on board

25.5 x 17.2cm

 

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Painting in Blues and Red - Hayle  No. 1
1992
oil and waterproof ink on paper
11.7 x 15.7cm

 

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Composition in Blue on Slate Grey No. 1
1997
oil on board
19.4 x 24cm

 

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Painting in Blues and Red - Hayle  No. 3
1992
oil and waterproof ink on paper
12.6 x 17.5cm

 

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Two Small Landscapes

2001oil on card

framed together

10.5 x 17cm

13.8 x 17cm

 

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Two Part Study in

Brown and Grey

1988

oil on board

framed together

30 x 40cm

 

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Blue Intrusion

1996

inks, silverpoint & pencil on gesso-primed card

22 x 16.7cm

 

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Constructional Cuttings

1988

oil on board

49.7 x 10.2cm

 

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Marine Motif with 2 Variations -

Miniature Version 1

1979

pencil, conté & gouache

on Japanese paper

12.4 x 21.0cm

 

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Drawing March 1999

1999

pencil on paper

12 x 13.6cm

 

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Barfuss Drawing No. 5

1987

mixed media on paper

16.7 x 11.4cm

 

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Poised Square

1975

pencil and oil on Japanese paper

12 x 17.2cm

 

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Black Duo 1

1963

gouache on paper

11.4 x 14.7cm

 

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Black Duo 2

1963

gouache on paper

14.7 x 18.4cm

 

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Blackground Series 4

No. 2

1994

oil on black paper

25.5 x 19cm

 

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Blackground Series 4 No. 1

1994

oil on black paper

25.5 X 19cm

 

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Grey White Relief

1996

painted card collage

15.8 x 10.5cm

 

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Obelisk

1994

oil on ply board

32.3 x 17.6cm

 

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Olympus

1972

gouache, acrylic and collage on paper

18.4 x 31.1cm

 

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The Wall Relationship

1997

mixed media on paper

56.8 x 20.7cm

 

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Slate with Square and Two Circles

2004

oil on board

66 x 35.4cm

 

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Slate with

Projected White

2004

oil on board

66 x 35.4cm

 

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Having established his career in painting later in life, Dannatt was successful in exhibiting with important Mayfair galleries. His work has been exhibited across Cornwall and London as well as Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States of America and his work can be found in the permanent collections of Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Bournemouth University, Southampton City Art Gallery, and Royal Air Force, as well as other important public collections.

 

George Dannatt became good friends with Patrick Heron in the 1950s, which drew him further into the St Ives artistic circle, having a significant impact on his own painting practice. He was closely associated with Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost, Denis Mitchell, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Adrian Heath and John Wells. Dannatt was a connoisseur-turned-painter, with an extensive and impressive collection of works by the St Ives Group. In his later years he donated a considerable part of his collection to Pallant House Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery and Bournemouth University.

 

Laid out across three rooms of the gallery, this dynamic show provides a rare opportunity to explore and to purchase a great range of this artist’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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