A California native, Dennis Doheny grew up with an innate love of art, spending much of his childhood drawing and painting. Largely self-taught, he originally exhibited with Petersen Gallery of Beverly Hills.
Since 1996, his fine art career has developed a strong following both locally and nationally. Taking the best from the great California and Hudson River School artists of the past, Doheny has fused and reinterpreted the genres, combining dramatic light, rich color and specifically selected and finely crafted detail to create a unique and distinctive vision of the American West.
Doheny is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently, he received “The Irvine Museum Prize” at the 2015 California Art Club’s 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition. In both 2006 and 2008 at the Prix de West, he received the Frederic Remington Painting Award given in recognition of “exceptional artistic merit.” Also in 2006, he was honored with the Inaugural Purchase Prize at the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Quest for the West” Exhibition. In 2003, he was recognized by the Autry National Center and awarded the Masters of the American West Award. His painting was acquired by the Autry for its permanent collection. Public institutions where Doheny’s work can be found include the Eiteljorg Museum, Autry Museum of the American West and the University of California Irvine Museum Collection.