Unseen Photos of New York by George Daniell

George Daniell Museum

See the city and people in black and white

Under the El, George Daniell, 1939, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum
Untitled, George Daniell, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum
Cigar Store, George Daniell, 1939, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

A city is a place where strangers meet, where new visions, especially architectural ones, are formed and where ideas are coordinated in a public space. The heart of every city is its people. This is an easy truth in every city but it is even more true in the BIG APPLE: New York City.

Grand Central Station, George Daniell, circa 1939, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

George Daniell's time in New York in the 1930s laid the foundation for his career and had a great impact on his artistic work.

Subway near Macy's, George Daniell, 1939, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

Strolling through the city, he captured his experiences in memorable photographs. While visiting the gallery of the photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, George Daniell got to know and made friends with world famous artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

NYC today, George Daniell, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

Furthermore, he became friends with Berenice Abbott, whose famous photographs out of the series 'Changing New York' show many similarities to Daniell's New York photos.

Untitled, George Daniell, 1950, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

The show NEW YORK NEW YORK reflects Daniell’s life in New York City. His beloved places, and also the people he met in his daily life as a young artist in the beginning of his career.

Untitled, George Daniell, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

George Daniell in a 2002 interview: I lived [in New York] for ten years. I had a studio in Greenwich Village. Of course, I wandered around the galleries and naturally I wandered into Stieglitz gallery. The first thing that impressed me was John Marin's work, and he influenced me a lot, Marin did. I'll admit that. It was then that Georgia O'Keeffe arrived and we got talking. And then she came down to my studio to look at my work. And she went through a lot of sketches and things and she said she liked them,… . (Interview by Sara Burt, Georgia O`Keeffe Foundation)

Untitled, George Daniell, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum
Glen Island Beach, George Daniell, 1938, From the collection of: George Daniell Museum

An exhibition of George Daniell's work NEW YORK NEW YORK: The City, the people at the George Daniell Museum is running from December 2, 2019 to March 30, 2020.

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George Daniell Museum
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Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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