Daniel James Christensen
06 October 1942
; Cozad, Nebraska, United States *
20 January 2007
; Easthampton, New York, United States *
1965 - 2006
Dan Christensen was an American abstract artist associated with Lyrical Abstraction (his works being featured in the Lyrical Abstraction exhibition from 1969) and color field painting. His early work from 1965-1966 was related to Minimalism.
A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, class of 1964, Dan Christensen moved to New York City from the Mid-West during the late summer of 1965. Christensen was represented by several influential galleries including the Andre Emmerich Gallery, the Salander/O'Reilly Gallery and various others throughout the United States and Europe. He has had more than seventy-five solo exhibitions and his work has been included in hundreds of group exhibitions. His paintings are in important museum collections throughout the United States and Europe.