Nassos Daphnis

Krokeai, 1914 - 2010

Nassos Daphnis was a Greek-born American painter and sculptor recognized for his mastery of geometric abstraction and his evolution into what became known as hard-edge painting. In the late 1950s, Daphnis developed his color-plane theory to liberate color from the restriction of form. In doing so, he used multiple planes...

Nassos Daphnis was a Greek-born American painter and sculptor recognized for his mastery of geometric abstraction and his evolution into what became known as hard-edge painting. In the late 1950s, Daphnis developed his color-plane theory to liberate color from the restriction of form. In doing so, he used multiple planes of solid color to create the illusion of depth, space, and movement amid smooth, uninterrupted surface textures. The interplay of Daphnis’ carefully chosen palette and dynamic shapes results in a vibrating, tension-ridden energy that allows color to be the primary element of the work, unconstrained by line or form. Critical...

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Nassos Daphnis was a Greek-born American painter and sculptor recognized for his mastery of geometric abstraction and his evolution into what became known as hard-edge painting. In the late 1950s, Daphnis developed his color-plane theory to liberate color from the restriction of form. In doing so, he used multiple planes of solid color to create the illusion of depth, space, and movement amid smooth, uninterrupted surface textures. The interplay of Daphnis’ carefully chosen palette and dynamic shapes results in a vibrating, tension-ridden energy that allows color to be the primary element of the work, unconstrained by line or form. Critical reception of his exhibitions, including a breakthrough solo show with Leo Castelli in 1959, praised Daphnis as being both of the moment and ahead of the next; he remained outside recognized schools and moved fluidly among emerging styles.

Daphnis’ work was represented by long-time friend and iconic dealer Leo Castelli for over thirty years. Major institutional exhibitions include six editions of the Whitney Annual (1959–67), 64th Annual American Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (1961) and Geometric Abstraction in America at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1962). In 1977 he received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and was later the recipient of the Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award (1986) and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award (1986). His work is included in the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

“The important thing for me was to place the color in its proper plane, which I feel is the only way that a color can exist.” - Oral history interview with Nassos Daphnis, 1964 Sept. 6, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstract Painting / Color Field Abstract / Color Field Painting / Enamel on Canvas / Enamel Painting / Geometric Abstraction / Geometrical Expression / Greece / Illusion of Depth / Movement / Painting / Primary Colors / Sculpture / Space

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1952
    Institute Statale Dell’Arte, Florence, Italy
  • 1949
    Art Students League, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Transmitting Waves, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2015
    Pixel Fields, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • 2011
    Nassos Daphnis: An Exhibition in Memory of His Legacy, Daphnis Studio, New York

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    1959-1963 American Pioneers of Castelli Gallery: A Tribute to Nassos Daphnis, The Armory Show, New York
  • 1959-1963 American Pioneers of Castelli Gallery: A Tribute to Nassos Daphnis, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2016
    Ballet Mécanique, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York

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Curriculum Vitae

Educations

  • 1952
    Institute Statale Dell’Arte, Florence, Italy
  • 1949
    Art Students League, New York

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018
    Transmitting Waves, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2015
    Pixel Fields, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • 2011
    Nassos Daphnis: An Exhibition in Memory of His Legacy, Daphnis Studio, New York
  • 2004
    Nassos Daphnis, Astrolavos Artlife, Athens
  • 2003
    Nassos Daphnis: PX-1969 Paintings, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1996
    Nassos Daphnis, Kappatos Gallery, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 1995
    Nassos Daphnis: Energies in Outer Space, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis: Matter in Outer Space, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
  • 1993
    Nassos Daphnis Color and Form: A Retrospective, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  • 1992
    Nassos Daphnis, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • 1991
    Nassos Daphnis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens (cat.) Biomorphic Watercolors of 1947-48, The Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City (cat.)
  • Nassos Daphnis: Four Decades, 1950-1980s, Nico Verato Gallery, Milan
  • 1990
    Thirty-Years With Leo Castelli, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • Recent Works, Raynolds Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1988
    Evolving Spheres, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1986
    The Fertility Rites of the Tree Peonies, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1985
    The Continuous Painting, 1975, And Other Works, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Four Decades of Work on Paper, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis: Paintings and Sculpture 1952-87, Eaton/Schoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Biomorphic Painting 1947-48, Kouros Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • 1983
    Transmitting Waves, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Paintings from the 50’s, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
  • Recent Paintings, Omega Gallery, Athens
  • 1981
    Nassos Daphnis, Eaton/Schoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980
    Paintings From the 50’s, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • Nassos Daphnis, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Recent Serigraphs by Nassos Daphnis, Frank Fedele Fine Arts, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis, Eaton/Schoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Nassos Daphnis, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
  • 1976
    Nassos Daphnis, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • Nassos Daphnis, Kingpitcher Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1975
    The Continuous Painting, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis, Printers Gallery, Ithaca, NY
  • 1974
    Nassos Daphnis, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
  • 1973
    Nassos Daphnis Retrospective 1958 – 1972, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis, Monoprints, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1971
    Hexagon Module, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1970
    Nassos Daphnis, Brockton Art Center, Brockton, MA
  • 1969
    Nassos Daphnis Work Since 1951, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (cat.); Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
  • 1968
    Inlays, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1967
    Nassos Daphnis, Franklin Siden Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • 1965
    Epoxy Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1964
    Nassos Daphnis, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1963
    Plexiglas Structures, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1962
    Nassos Daphnis, Galerie Iris Clert, Paris
  • 1961
    Nassos Daphnis, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Nassos Daphnis, Toninelli Arte Moderna, Milan (cat.)
  • 1960
    Nassos Daphnis, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1959
    Nassos Daphnis, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1950
    Nassos Daphnis, Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris
  • 1949
    Nassos Daphnis, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • Nassos Daphnis, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
  • 1947
    Nassos Daphnis, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York (cat.)
  • 1938
    Nassos Daphnis, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York (cat.)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017
    1959-1963 American Pioneers of Castelli Gallery: A Tribute to Nassos Daphnis, The Armory Show, New York
  • 1959-1963 American Pioneers of Castelli Gallery: A Tribute to Nassos Daphnis, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2016
    Ballet Mécanique, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
  • 2014
    The Hard Line, Seymour Boardman, Illya Bolotowsky, Nassos Daphnis, Kendall Shaw, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • Couples/Duos, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • 2013
    Plans for a Summer, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
  • 2012
    Beauty, Life, and Spirit: A Celebration of Greek Culture, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • 2011
    50’s & 60’s Prices?, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • 2009
    Paper Proposes Pleasure & Sculptors, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • 2008
    Masters of Abstraction, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • 2007
    Ithaca Regained, Kouros Gallery, New York
  • Art in Embassies, Embassy of the United States, Nassau, Bahamas
  • Art Fair, Anita Shapolsky Gallery at RED DOT, New York
  • 2006
    Paper Works by Abstract Masters, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • Summer Sculpture: A Changing Exhibition, Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Nassos DAPHNIS & Ernest BRIGGS: OPPOSING FORCES, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • 2004
    New York School Artists: Works of the 50’s and 60’s, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • Group Exhibition, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens
  • 2003
    Re-Examining Abstract Art: Part 2, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York
  • 2002
    Perspectives II: Five Decades of Seminal Work, Kouros Gallery, New York
  • 1999
    United Nations, New York
  • Modern Odysseys-Greek American Artists of the 20th Century, Queens Museum, New York (cat.)
  • Salonica Greece Museum of Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1997
    40 Years of Exploration and Innovation Part 2 Daphnis, Kelly, Judd, Stella, Waldman, Therrien, Serra, Flavin, Morris, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1996
    Group Drawing Exhibition Works on Paper: Chryssa, Johns, Ruscha, Sonnier, Lichtenstein, Nauman, Stella, Rauschenberg, Morris, Serra, Weiner, Daphnis, Darboven, Therrien, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1992
    The Midtown Flower Show, Midtown Payson Galleries, New York
  • Summer Group Show 1992, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art, Athens
  • 1991
    , Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • 1990
    American Abstract Artists 1989, 55 Mercer, New York
  • 1989
    From Mondrian to Minimalism: American Constructivism, 1945-1965, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • 1988
    American Exploration in Geometry: Color and Surface in 1950’s and 1960’s, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • Opposites, Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • A Living Tradition (Selections from the American Abstract Artists), United States Information Agency, Washington, DC
  • Art Symposium, Agios Nicolaos, Crete, Greece
  • 1987
    XXXth Anniversary, the first fifteen years, part 1: Artschwager, Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Johns, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ruscha, Scarpitta, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Greenburger Foundation Awards, Jack Gallery, New York
  • An Exhibition of Recent Works by the Recipients of the Francis J. Greenburger Awards, 1987, Jack Gallery, New York
  • Leo Castelli and His Artists: 30 Years Promoting Contemporary Art, Centro Cultureal Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City
  • Color: Pure & Simple, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT
  • 1986
    The Severe and the Romantic: Geometric Humanism in American Painting, 1950s- 1980s, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • The 1950’s American Artists in Paris, Denise Cade Gallery, New York
  • Elders of the Tribe, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York
  • Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
  • American Abstract Artists 50th Anniversary Celebration, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
  • 1985
    Group Exhibition, Dracos Art Center, Athens
  • 1984
    American Post-War Purism, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
  • 1982
    Castelli and His Artists: Twenty-Five Years: Artschwager, Barry, Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Darboven, Dibbets, Flavin, Grisi, Huebler, Johns, Johnson, Judd, Kelly, Kosuth, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ruscha, Salle, Scarpitta, Schnabel, Serra, Sonnier, Stella, Twombly, Waldman, Warhol, Weiner, Westerlund Roosen, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, CO; Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
  • Modern American Paintings, Pinaeotheque Nationale Musee Alexandre Soutzos, Athens
  • Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
  • 1981
    Selections, Eaton/Schoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1980
    The Geometric Tradition in American Paintings: 1920 – 1980, Rose Esman Gallery, New York; Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York
  • Drawings to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 1979
    Summer Group Exhibition Andre, Daphnis, Flavin, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Morris, Owen, Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Serra, Stella, Twombly, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • The Sixties Revisited, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • 1978
    Greek Suite, Consulate General of Greece, New York
  • Greek Art America, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
  • 1977
    Perspective ‘77, Albright College, Reading, PA
  • Provincetown Painters, 1890’s – 1970’s, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
  • Cape Cod as an Art Colony, Heritage Plantation Museum, Sandwich, MA
  • NOEMATA, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • For Collectors 1977, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
  • 1976
    Summer Group Exhibition Artschwager, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Dibbets, Flavin, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Noland Oldenburg, Owen, Rauschenberg, Serra, Stella, Weiner, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Contemporary American Artists of Greek Ancestry, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
  • Perspective ‘76, Albright College, Reading, PA American Abstract Artists, Westbeth Gallery, New York
  • New York Studio School Drawing Benefit, New York 1974
  • Group Drawing Exhibition Artschwager, Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Darboven, Davis, Flavin, Huebler, Johns, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Oldenburg, Owen, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ruscha, Serra, Stella, Twombly, Leo Castelli Gallery, New Yor
  • Group Graphics Exhibition: Artschwager, Baltz, Bontecou, Daphnis, Huebler, Johns, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Oldenburg, Petersen, Pistoletto, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ruscha, Serra, Sonnier, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Group Sculpture Show: In Three Dimensions Artschwager, Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Flavin, Judd, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Scarpitta Serra, Sonnier, Stella, Waldman, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Alcoa Collection of Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
  • 1972
    Group Drawing Exhibition: Barry, Bontecou, Daphnis, Flavin, Huebler, Johns, Judd, Kosuth, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Owen, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Ruscha, Serra, Sonnier, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Monoprints, Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, MA
  • Art Environment: Arlen Realty for Building Construction at 1500 Broadway, New York
  • 1970
    Benefit Exhibition for Referendum '70: Daphnis, Flavin, Johns, Judd, Lichtenstein, Morris, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Group Graphics Exhibition: Artschwager, Bontecou, Daphnis, Johns, Judd, Lichtenstein, Morris, Nauman, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Schlossberg, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art)
  • Westbeth Gallery, New York
  • 1969
    31st Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Highlights of the 1968-1969 Season, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  • Painting and Sculpture Today, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • Color in Control, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Second Flint Invitational, The Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
  • 1968
    Selections from the Collection of Hanford Yang, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • 1967
    Tenth Anniversary Exhibition: Artschwager, Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Higgins, Johns, Judd, Lichtenstein, Morris, Poons, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Scarpitta, Stella, Twombly, Warhol, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • 1965
    Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • White on White, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • 1964
    Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • World Show, Washington Square Galleries, New York
  • Motion and Movement, CAC – Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • 1963
    Group Drawing Exhibition: Bontecou, Daphnis, Johns, Lichtenstein, Moskowitz, Rauschenberg, Stella, Tworkov, van de Wiele, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 28th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (now National Gallery of Art)
  • Formalists, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
  • 1st Salon International des Galeries Pilotes, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Park Synagogue Art Festival, Cleveland, OH South County State Bank, St. Louis, MO
  • 1962
    Geometric Abstraction in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Group Exhibition: Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Higgins, Rauschenberg, Scarpitta, Stella, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Art Since 1950, Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle, WA; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  • Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, DC
  • 1961
    Sixty-Fourth American Exhibition Paintings Sculpture, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • An Exhibition in Progress: Bontecou, Chamberlain, Daphnis, Higgins, Johns, Langlais, Moskowitz, Rauschenberg, Scarpitta, Stella, Twombly, Tworkov, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art)
  • Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • American Abstract Artists Exhibition, Lever House, New York
  • Purist Painting, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; Carleton College, Northfield, MN; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; White Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1960
    Summary 1959-1960: Bluhm, Bontecou, Daphnis, Higgins, Johns, Kohn, Langlais, Rauschenberg, Sander, Scarpitta, Stella, Twombly, Tworkov, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • Purist Painting, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Columbus Gallery of Fine Art, Columbus, OH; Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI
  • International Art of A New Era, Osaka Museum of Fine Art, Osaka, Japan
  • Contemporary Oil Paintings of American Artists, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Twentieth Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA; Roanoke Fine Arts Center, Roanoke, VA; Albemarle Art Association, Charlottesville, VA; Randolph- Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1959
    Opening Exhibition of the New Gallery: Bluhm, Brach, Daphnis, Johns, Kohn, Rauschenberg, Sander, Scarpitta, Stella, Twombly, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
  • 26th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (now National Gallery of Art)
  • Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • 1958
    Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art)
  • The Osaka Exhibition (American Section) 1958-59, Osaka, Japan
  • 1955
    Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art)
  • 1952
    Pittsburgh International, Pittsburgh International Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Museum of Art)
  • 1951
    Salon de Mai, Paris
  • 1950
    D’une saison à l’autre, Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris (cat.)
  • 1949
    Painting in the United States, 1949, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1948
    The Annual Pre-Season Group Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York
  • 1947
    Painting in the United States, 1947, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Grants & Awards

  • 1999
    Arts Achievement Award, Queens Museum Art, New York
  • 1992
    Richard A. Florsheim Art Fund Award, USA
  • 1986
    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, USA
  • The Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Award, USA
  • 1977
    Guggenheim Fellowship, New York
  • 1972
    New England 350th Celebration Exhibition, USA
  • 1971
    National Endowment of the Arts Grant Award, USA Boca Raton Museum Award, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1966
    National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Award, USA Pittsburgh Award
  • 1962
    Ford Foundation Award, USA
  • Purchase Award: Painting donated to Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Collections

  • Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD Boca Raton Museum of Art
  • Brooklyn Museum, New York
  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Empire State Plaza Art Collection Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC Jewish Museum of Florida
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
  • RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Bibliography

  • Nassos Daphnis Work Since 1951. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Gallery, 1969; Syracuse: NY: Everson Museum of Art, 1969.
  • ARGAN, Giulio carlo. Nassos Daphnis. Milan: Galleria Toninelli Arte Moderna, 1961.
  • ASHTON, Dore, Sania Papa. Nassos Daphnis. Athens: Contemporary Art Center, 1991.
  • BOURGEOIS, Stephan. Nassos Daphnis. New York: Contemporary Arts, 1938.
  • CHEVALIER, Denys. Nassos Daphnis. Paris: Galerie Colette Allendy, 1950.
  • FRANCIS, Emily A. Nassos Daphnis. New York: Contemporary Arts, 1949.
  • GRUEN, John. Nassos Daphnis Biomorphic Paintings, 1947–1948. New York: Kouros Gallery, 1985.
  • KINGSLEY, April. Works of the 1950’s. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1980.
  • MURDOCK, Robert M. Thirty Years with Leo Castelli
  • ORAV, Erik. Biomorphic Watercolors of the 1947-48. New York: Sid Deutsch Gallery, 1991.
  • TANNENBAUM, Judith. Nassos Daphnis. New York: Andre Zarre Gallery, 1976.
  • WASHBURN, Gordon. Nassos Daphnis. New York: Contemporary Arts, 1947.

Commissions

  • 1971
    Wall Painting at West Side Highway and 47th Street, City Walls, Incorporated, New York
  • Wall Painting at 26th Street and Madison Avenue, City Walls, Incorporated, New York

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