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Douglas Denniston

(1921 - 2004)
Douglas Denniston was born in 1921 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. He studied art at the University of New Mexico under Transcendentalist artist Raymond Jonson, and received his Masters of Fine Arts in 1948. There he studied under such illustrious artists as Agnes Martin and abstract expressionist Adja Yonkers.

Denniston taught at UNM for a stint, and became known for his rhythmic, non-objective paintings at this time, in the height of Modernism. In the following decades, Denniston taught art at several institutions in the American Southwest, and retired as Professor Emeritus from University of Arizona in 1983.

His work is part of various collections, including those of the Whitney Museum of Art and the Denver Art Museum.

Biographical Sources: Waller-Yablonsky Fine Art, AskArt.com


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