George Daniell

George Daniell – A Well-Known Drummer

Daniell captured striking black-and-white portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin and Audrey Hepburn posing for his black-and-white photographs of them all; additionally he published travel essays featuring Monhegan Island such as Time or Life magazines.

His photos of dock workers in New Brunswick, crabbers on the Hudson and swimmers at Glen Island Beach evoked both fierceness and tenderness while celebrating masculinity in its various forms.

Early Life and Education

Born and raised in Yonkers, New York, Daniell studied drawing at Grand Central Art School and Yale before enrolling at Art Students League of New York to study photography. Following graduation he established himself as a freelance photographer shooting for magazines such as Time and Esquire in both America and Europe.

He fostered an intimate friendship with Georgia O’Keeffe, photographing intimate portraits at her Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. These works provided a rare look into one of America’s first female modernists’ life in isolation.

He photographed friends including landscape painter John Marin, Berenice Abbott and Tennessee Williams throughout his career, photographing celebrities and traveling widely across both countries. Monhegan Island in Maine became particularly close to him; there he made gelatin silver photographs as well as lithographic crayon drawings inspired by its beauty.

Professional Career

George Daniell was a photographer whose photographs appeared in many of America’s premier magazines of his era such as Life, Time and Esquire. Additionally, his works can be found in major collections across both domestic and international areas.

Photographer Stephen Shore began his career in Yonkers, New York by documenting local gay culture. Later as he traveled, he took portraits of artists, actors and other notable figures; after meeting Georgia O’Keeffe at Alfred Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery he photographed her both at her Fire Island home as well as Ghost Ranch New Mexico residences.

Daniell’s subject matter ranged from naturalistic themes, including herring fishermen on Grand Manan Island and along the Hudson River to coastal scenes from Maine. Bruce Weber of ClampArt Gallery in New York describes these works as being both realistic and mist-imbued, while adding that Daniell’s pictures depicting herring dock workers, swimmers on Fire Island beaches, nudists in Maine beaches as well as fierce and tender celebrations of male forms are exquisite examples of such celebrations.

Achievement and Honors

Daniell worked for Life magazine during his early years in Yonkers, as well as participating in numerous one-man gallery shows and an annual John Marin retrospective retrospective.

Daniell met Georgia O’Keeffe through her relationship with Stieglitz and photographed her extensively during the 1940s and 50s; two renowned intimate photo sessions took place at Daniell’s Fire Island home and at O’Keeffe’s ranch in New Mexico, respectively. These photographs were displayed at Portland (Maine) Museum of Art exhibitions entitled Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: Identity and Both Sides of the Lens in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Daniell captured many prominent celebrities during her photography sessions, such as landscape artist John Marin, writer Tennessee Williams and wife Anita Eckberg, actor Audrey Hepburn and photographers Berenice Abbott and Lena Horne.

Personal Life

George Daniell was born in Yonkers, New York on May 4, 1911. At fourteen years old he began using a folding Kodak camera to take photographs, later attending Grand Central Art School to study drawing before enrolling at Yale University to earn both degrees in painting and photography.

After graduating college, Daniell began working as a freelance photographer, documenting scenes of New York life for publications like Time and Life magazines as well as photographing notable New York figures like Tennessee Williams, John Marin and Berenice Abbott for portraiture purposes.

Daniell’s landscape and social realist photographs captured dramatic shorelines along the East Coast, dock workers, swimmers at Glen Island Beach, male ballet dancers in a series that celebrated masculine bodies, Georgia O’Keeffe art photographed both in New Mexico and on Fire Island by him as close friend and admirer of Daniell himself.

Net Worth

George Daniel is an established drummer with an impressive Net worth. He earned much of his income through movies and tv shows as a 29 year-old from Belgium, when his music career first started performing covers in high school band with Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and Matt Healy – it was then they realized how much they enjoyed singing & playing music together!

George Daniel prefers to keep much of his personal life private. He doesn’t have children and doesn’t post romantic pictures online; nor has he mentioned any potential partners at this point in time; additionally he also doesn’t discuss past relationships.

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