Daniel Douke American, b. 1943


Dan Douke creates illusionary objects, such as cigar boxes, sheets of steel and crushed cardboard, which appear to look like 'the real thing.' Using acrylic paint on canvas, linoleum, plastic pipe and other materials, Douke's paintings appear to have been 'found' as well as manipulated by the artist. However, his stated motive is not merely trompe l'oeil, but to try to make the viewer 'broaden and elevate the perceptual sense.'

Born in 1943 in Los Angeles, Daniel Douke received a M.A. from California State University, where he is also currently associate professor. He has had over forty solo exhibitions from coast to coast.