Collection Facts

Extent: 
21 items
Dates of Original: 
2010 - 2019
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Artist Daniel K. Tennant was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1953. He grew up in New Woodstock, NY. Tennant graduated from Cazenovia High School in 1971 where he studied art under nationally known watercolorist, Merrill A. Bailey for four years. Tennant attended Syracuse University earning a BFA in painting (magna cum laude) and an MS in art education. Mr. Tennant taught art at the high school level for 32 years.

His artwork has appeared on calendars, limited edition prints, cards, posters, and jigsaw puzzles. Two of his paintings are in permanent museum collections: The New Britian Museum of American Art and the University of Southern New Hampshire Museum. He has won many awards over the years and in 2019 won the Gold Medallion at the "Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors".

His work has appeared in ten books, many magazine articles and he authored the 1996 book, Realistic Painting (Walter Foster Publishing). Tennant is one of the few fine artists in the country who uses gouache (opaque watercolor) as his medium. He has worked solely in gouache since 1979.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains 20 gouache watercolor paintings depicting still lifes, landscapes, and portraits.

 

 

Many of Daniel K. Tennant paintings can be seen at www.danielktennant.com.