Christensen had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1967. Two years later he was given a show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, joining this important showcase for colour-field painting, where works by artists such as Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Helen Frankenthaler were also shown. Christensen soon started to be invited to participate in major museum shows, including the Whitney Annuals in New York and the Corcoran Gallery’s Biennials in Washington, D.C.
In 2001 Dan Christensen’s unique approach to line and shape was highlighted in the survey of his art held at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. He received several awards, including a National Endowment Grant, 1968, a Guggenheim Fellowship Theodoran Award, 1969, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 1986, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 1992. His art is included in many important public collections
Dan Christensen, who began visiting eastern Long Island in the 1960s, lived in East Hampton until his death in 2007. My thanks to LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, for permission to use some of the images below.
|1967 Untitled ©LewAllen Galleries|
|1970 Hornet ©LewAllen Galleries|
|1970 Yellow Bumper|
|1979 Atlantic Champagne|
|1988 Swing Low ©LewAllen Galleries|
|1989 Tour de France ©LewAllen Galleries|
|1996 New Morning © LewAllen Galleries|
|1996 Nexx Central Revisited ©LewAllen Galleries|
|2001 Swing Street|
|2004 Torodoro ©LewAllen Galleries|
|2006 Amino Royale|
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