Bright Colors

Biography 1936 – 2013

While never being a pop-artist exactly, his engagement with the banal image and its bold, bright presentation continued long into the 1970s, even though in purely formal terms the underlying disciplines of abstraction remained a determining force upon his work. And with his subsequent commitment, through the 1980s and 90s, to a full abstraction of his own, something of the reverse is true – that there remains to his statement and presentation of the entirely abstract figure, something of the cheerful take-it-or-leave it quality of his old pop images.” William Packer writing for the Harvey Daniels Retrospective at the White Gallery 2001

1936Born London
1951-56Willesden School of Art, NDD
1956-58London University, Slade DipFA (London)
1958-59Brighton College of Art (now University of Brighton) ATD
1963-89Lecturer, Brighton College Art, Brighton Polytechnic
1967Marriage to artist Judy Stapleton
1970Birth of daughter Zoe
1972Birth of daughter Prudence
1989Studios in Brighton and La Rochelle, France
2001Moved French studio to Lézan, France



_DSC0041_DxOWorks in Public Collections include

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
London University, Extra-Mural Dept, London
Hove Museum of Art, Hove, Sussex
Trinity College, Oxford
Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire
Redbridge Art Centre, Redbridge, Essex
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, USA
Flint Museum, Michigan, USA
Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Ohio, USA
Wright State University, Ohio, USA
The Aldrich Collection, University of Brighton
British Council Collection, London
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
South London Art Gallery, London
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, USA
Cumberland House Museum, Southsea, Hampshire
Free Library of Philadelphia, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA
Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust
Bergens Kunstforening, Norway
City Art Gallery, Leeds
Tower Art Gallery, Eastbourne
University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton

Publications Include

2002Drawings by Harvey Daniels Introduction by Michael Tucker, published by Four Square.
1988The Day Book: 378 British Artists , edited by Andrew Jones. First exhibited at Smith’s Gallery, London
1986Article for Peacock Printmakers catalogue, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, in conjunction with Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen
1974Printing , Paul Hamlyn
1972Exploring Printmaking for Young People; Simple Printmaking for Children (with Silvie Turner), Van Nostrand Reinhold
1970Printmaking , Paul Hamlyn

Public Lectures include

2000B.I.P. Brighton Independent Printmaking. Prints and aspects of my work from 1950 to 2000. All day lecture and seminar.
2000B.I.P. Brighton Independent Printmaking. Drawings and watercolours. All day lecture and seminar.
1996Color and other elements in my work Tate Gallery Talks (with David Whitaker and Ben Johnson) London
1996Harvey Daniels: the Development The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia; also given at The University of New South Wales, Sidney
1981Lecture tour to the USA included: Chicago Art Institute, Ohio University, Cincinnati University, University of North Kentucky, The Baltimore Institute, University of Milwaukee, Cincinnati Art Academy

Solo exhibitions

2011Chez Arthur et Janine, Arles, France
2008Ateliers Ouverts Chemin a’Art Cevennes, Harvey Daniels Open Studios, Chemin de la Caladette, 30350, Lézan, France
2007Ateliers Ouverts Chemin a’Art Cevennes, Harvey Daniels Open Studios, Chemin de la Caladette, 30350, Lézan, France
2004Galerie Kämmerling Aachen , Germany
2003Galerie Eclats d’ Art Aspects Harvey Daniels with Judy Stapleton Uzès, France
2003Some very small paintings, Brighton Festival Open House, Fiveways artists, Brighton
2002Harvey Daniels – A Retrospective, White Gallery, Hove
2001Harvey Daniels – Bridget Riley, White Gallery, Hove
2001Harvey Daniels Exhibition, Roffey Park, Surrey
2000Brighton Festival, Five Ways Open House
2000Paintings, Prints and a Sculpture, Open House, Brighton Festival
1999Harvey Daniels – 10 Years, Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
1997Harvey Daniels: Ten Years, University of Brighton Gallery
1997Komedia Cafe Gallery, Brighton
1996Pallant House, Chichester
1995Harriet Green Gallery, London
1995The Cadogan Gallery, London
1994Open House, Brighton Festival
1993London Print Workshop
1992The Barbican Centre, London
1992The City Art Gallery, London
1990HALL Richards Gallery, London
1990Groucho Club, London
1989Printworks Gallery, Chicago

Prizes and awards

2003Winner of the Royal Watercolour Society award for best watercolour. Open exhibition.
1999Freshfields Purchase Prize, C20, Bankside Gallery, London
1998Prizewinner, Chichester Open


2004A set of 12 new screenprints printed by Jane Sampson at B.I.P. Brighton. Published by Four Square.
2004Three large dyed woodcuts printed by Michael Waight at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen. Published by Four Square.
1999Summer Psalms 10 etchings by Harvey Daniels and 10 poems by Gary Pacernik
1988Exhibition a portfolio of 15 screen prints with title page and original inlaid cover. Printed by Jane Sampson, bound by Roger Green and published in an edition of 30. First exhibited in British Livres d’Artiste, The Hardware Gallery, London

Harvey Daniels is the Andy Warhol of England