Nassos Daphnis Greek/American, 1914-2010


Born in Greece but active in both New York and Massachusetts, Nassos Daphnis is known for geometric abstract sculpture. A member of a group of young artists in the 1950’s who broke away from Abstract Expressionism, Daphnis placed a greater emphasis on gestural and expressive brushstrokes and further explored hard edge color that harked back to Piet Mondrian and yet also looked forward to the Minimalist movement. 


Contemporary Arts Gallery, New York, 1930 (solo)

Leo Castelli, New York, 1958, 1959 (solo)-1990’s

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, American Abstract Expressionists, 1961

Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York, 1969 (retrospective)

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York (retrospective)

Andre Zarre Gallery

Museums and Public Collections

Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio

Albany Mall, Albany, New York

Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

Ann Arbor Art Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Basil Goulandris Museum, Andros, Greece

Boca Raton Museum or Art, Boca Raton, Florida

Butler Institute of American Art

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Guggenheim Museum, New York City

Harvard University Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Ian Vores Museum, Peonia, Athens, Greece

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Munson-Willliams-Proctor Museum, Utica, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Pittsburgh Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Providence Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania

Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah

Whitney Museum of Art, New York City

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