edition size: 150
signature: lower right in pencil
About the Artist
Dan Christensen (1942-2007) is an American abstract painter who was born in Cozad, Nebraska. The son of a farmer and truck driver, Christensen decided to become an artist, when he saw the work of Jackson Pollock on a trip to Denver. He settled in New York City in 1964, after receiving his bachelor of fine arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. He is known for his “spray loop paintings”, produced by using a spray paint gun, which he developed in the 1960s. The famous art critic Clement Green became an enthusiastic supporter of Christensen’s art. Dan Christensen had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1967. Two years later he was given his first one-person show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery. Christensen soon started to participate in major museum shows, including the Whitney Annuals in New York and the Corcoran Gallery’s Biennials, in Washington, D.C. From the 1970s until his death in 2007, Dan Christensen always tried to explore new techniques. Dan Christensen, who began visiting eastern Long Island in the 1960s, lived as an artist in East Hampton until his death in 2007. He received several awards, such as a National Endowment Grant, 1968 and a Guggenheim Fellowship Theodoran Award, 1969. Christensen’s art can be found in various important public collections, including The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Eversen Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; the Albrecht Art Gallery, St. Joseph, Missouri.