Dmitri Danish was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in 1966. He was a natural
artist from the start. His mother, an artist herself, was the first to
discover Dmitri's talent and began to teach him to draw and paint. At
age 12 he was accepted into a Kharkiv Art School, and by age 15 he was
enrolled at the Kharkiv State Art College.
Danish's most favorite genre was cityscapes.
He painted cities that he read about in books, cities that he heard
about on the radio or in people's conversations. He created new
countries in his mind and painted streets, canals, houses and quiet
corners. His imagination was able to take him to those unusual and
magical worlds that he saw in his dreams and his talent enabled him to
paint what he saw in his dreams.
In college Dmitri became fascinated with
Kharkiv, the city where he was born and raised. He painted various
buildings, wooden houses and walls, small coffee shops under huge old
In 1986 Dmitri graduated from college and
began to teach art. After graduation Dmitri went into the army for two
years and as soon as he returned, he immediately enrolled into The
Kharkov State Academy of Art and Design.
During his studies, Dmitri worked as a set
designer in an Opera Theater and at an advertising agency as a creative
director and designer.
After two years of working in the Art field
he became a member of the prestigious Union of Ukrainian Artists. His
career of a fine artist took off and he began to exhibit in Ukraine,
Russia and other Eastern European countries.
In the year 2000 the Kharkov State Museum of
Fine Art conducted a solo exhibition of Danish's works called "La Citta"
(The City). After the exhibition three of his paintings became part of
the permanent collection of the Museum.
During 2000-2001, the New Jersey Museum of
Modern Art purchased three of Danish's works.
Danish has traveled most of Europe since the
opening of the Sopviet borders visiting cities and countries he dreamed
about. He has spent time in Rome, Venice, Sienna, and in many cities of
France, Holland, Portugal, Balkan countries, Hungary, Austria, Greece,
and Turkey. Starting 2005 Dmitri stared showing his work in the US in a
variety of galleries on both the East and West Coasts.