George Dannatt

 
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 Curriculum Vitae
1915 Born Blackheath, London.
1926 Colfe's Grammar School.
1934 Articled pupil to Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents.
College of Estate Management (London University).
1940 Qualified as Chartered Surveyor and joined the family business. Elected a Fellow (F.R.I.C.S.) in 1957. Despite commitment to this professional career, from 1930 onwards closely involved as a student of music.
1940 Conscripted into the Army, August.
1944 Invalided from the Army. Rejoined family business.
1944 In addition to professional work as a Surveyor, became a music critic on the London News Chronicle and wrote much other music criticism.
1948 Elected Member of the Critics' Circle, Music Section, and is now an Honorary Member. First of regular visits to Dorset in this year and developed a close association with the area, walking and taking photographs.
1956 Ceased regular work for the News Chronicle but continued as a freelance critic. Renewed interest in painting.
1958 Part-time residence near the Dorset-Wiltshire border.
1963 First visit to Cornwall and commencement of association with Cornish-based painters.
1970 Commenced to show work at the St.Ives Penwith Gallery. Associate member of Penwith Society of Arts.
1973 Commenced to show work at the Newlyn Art Gallery. Elected full member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
1975 Three man show with John Wells and Alexander Mackenzie at the Orion Gallery, Penzance.
1980

Galerie Schreiner, Basel, Switzerland.
Contributed biographical & critical essay on Sir Arthur Bliss for the complete catalogue of his music, and entry on Bliss to the Dictionary of National Biography.

1981 Retrospective exhibition (1960-1981) at Newlyn Art Gallery.
Took part in the exhibition "Kunst aus Cornwall" held at the Galerie Artica, Cuxhaven, Germany.
Moved from London to live in Wiltshire.
1983 Through the Michael Parkin Gallery showed work in London, Bath and Chicago Art Fairs.
1984 Gallerie Artica at the invitation of Cuxhaven Town Council, and in 1987 contributed to that Gallery's 20th Anniversary Exhibition.
1988 Michael Parkin Gallery, London.
1990 Galerie Artica, Cuxhaven, on the occasion of the publication of his book "One Way of Seeing", in English and German.
1992 New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
1993 Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.
1994 Chesil Gallery, Portland, Dorset.
1994 "Three Painters" at Reed's Wharf Gallery, London.
1995 The Book Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.
1997 The Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset.
1997 Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.
1997 The Book Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall.
1997 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, Dorset. Publication by Russell-Cotes of "George Dannatt: Three Essays".
1999 Broad Street Gallery, Lyme Regis, Dorset, with work by John Wells & Alexander Mackenzie.
1999 Ditchling Museum, Sussex, with work by John Wells, for a 90th Birthday Celebration for Hilary Bourne.
2000 Maltby Contemporary Art Gallery, Winchester, Hampshire.
2002 Turner Sims Concert Hall Gallery (University of Southampton).
2002/3 Bournemouth Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University.
2003 Maltby Contemporary Art Gallery, Winchester, Hampshire.
2003/4 Bournemouth Art Loan Collection, Bournemouth University.
2004 Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth - "Reinventing the Landscape".
2004 The Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton: Winchester Festival Exhibition.
2005 Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London.
"Four Decades of Paintings, Drawings and Constructions"
2005 Atrium Gallery, Talbot Campus, Poole.
2005/6 The City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton.
"Elements of Abstraction: Space, Line & Interval in Modern British Art"
2007 The Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Southampton
George Dannatt and work from the George & Ann Dannatt Collection
20th April - 17th June
2007 Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University
George Dannatt and work from the George & Ann Dannatt Collection
July through to September
2008 Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London.
"New Paintings with selection of recent and early works"
2009 Died 17 November
2010 Osborne Samuel Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London.
"A lifetime of art"
17-28 February
2010 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
"Selected Works"
20 February - 13 March