New York

Duncan Hannah

Tatistcheff & Company, Inc.

Eschewing the predictability that comes with tying one’s career to any one set of issues, Duncan Hannah has indefatigably pursued his personal vision. While he has been discussed under any number of handy tags—neo-Romanticism, neo-Surrealism, and, of course, post-Modernism—in truth these designations say very little about of his work.

A realist who has managed to marry the linear and painterly modes of description in a distinctive style, Hannah is a genuine believer in the redemptive powers of the visual image to illuminate life. Like the paintings of Edward Hopper and Amedeo Modigliani (to pick two artists who have interested him) Hannah’s images constitute an engaged poetry—a method of selective enhancement whereby he discovers subjects he can fine-tune into a dramatic structure infused with multivalent meanings.

Childhood, which has functioned for Hannah as a mother lode of inspiration,

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