For 40 years, Daniel W. Pinkham has been a principle force in the resurgence of plein air painting in America. He is a poet of the outdoor landscape whose works often transcend a sense of sublime order and spiritual presence. Given his ancestral heritage, art, faith and the love of nature are deeply rooted in his DNA.
During the 1970s, Pinkham founded Plein-Air Artists of California and also became a founding member of Plein-Air Painters of America. The Pinkham’s are founding members of the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony, which is dedicated to preserving open space and natural habitat. The Colony was awarded the 2010 Conservation Partner Award for their dedication to preserving open space.
The Pinkham’s have dedicated their lives to art and community. They have founded The Pinkham Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization that creates and sustains an interest in traditional fine art and architecture.
Pinkham’s works are in the permanent collections of LACMA, The Carnegie Art Museum and the Autry National Center. He is a signature member of the California Art Club, a member of the Board of Directors of the California Art Club and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. He most recently received the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2018 Masters of the American West Exhibition at the Autry National Center.