EASTPORT, ME.- The Tides Institute & Museum of Art
features a series of photographs by noted New York photographer, George Daniell, of the herring fisheries of Grand Manan from in a new exhibition from August 21 through September 13. The black and white photographs were taken by Daniell in 1938 and were acquired several years ago by the Tides Institute through a special purchase arrangement with the Aucocisco Gallery of Portland, Maine that was representing the photographer's estate.
George Daniell (American, 1911-2002) was best known for his black-and-white portraits of actors, artists and writers. Also a painter, Daniell studied drawing at Yale University and New York's American People's School and Art Students League as well as at the Grand Central Art School in New York City in 1927. He began taking photographs as a teenager in his native Yonkers, N.Y., and, after graduating from college, became a freelance photographer in New York City and Europe. His work appeared over the years in Time and Life magazine.
In 1937, he painted and photographed on his first trip to Monhegan Island, Maine. The following year, 1938, he shot a photo story on the Grand Manan fishing industry. This was published nationwide and in Canada.
George Daniell: The Grand Manan Photographs From the Collections of TIMA. will be on view from August 21-September 13.