As a boy, some of Daniel W. Pinkham’s most impressionable moments occurred on his grandparents’ North Carolina farm. Since then, not a day has gone by that Pinkham hasn’t tried to record his journey and expose the interaction he felt with this miracle called life. For more than 50 years the West has been his teacher, and during the most recent chapter of his artistic life, Idaho has been Pinkham’s latest muse for triggering the sentiment he has carried in his heart most of his life.
In 2018, Pinkham received the Artist’s Choice award at the Autry’s Masters of the American West exhibition. In 2014 he received the Red Smith Gold Medal for Best of Show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Vision Show and Sale. Pinkham also received the Gold Medal for Best of Show at the California Art Club’s 98th annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition in 2009.
Pinkham and his artist wife, Vicki, have dedicated their lives to art and community. They founded the Pinkham Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization that offers educational programs, artist-in-residence opportunities, workshops and lectures.
Pinkham and his work have been featured in American Artist, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur (the first landscape artist on the cover), Southwest Art, Western Art & Architecture and Western Art Collector. His works are in the permanent collections of the Autry Museum of the American West, the Carnegie Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He is both a signature member and board member of the California Art Club, and also is a signature member of Oil Painters of America.