Danny Dennis


April 6, 1951 (d. 2012)

Port Essington, BC

Danny was born in 1951, and his crest was Frog. He was a self-taught artist. While his grandfather, Bert Dennis, was of Haida origin from Alaska, his grandmother, Elsie Dennis, was Gitksan, so Danny has spent a great deal of his life in Hazelton, BC. His primary art forms were limited edition prints and original paintings, but he also created jewellery. Danny began working as an artist in 1978, and a year later was exhibited at Skhana Art Crafts in West Germany. In 1986, he designed four limited edition prints for the opening of the Leona Lattimer Gallery: Frog, Killerwhale, Eagle, Frog, Lifecycle (Salmon), and Mating Salmon. In 1988-89, he created four more new limited edition prints for Leona Lattimer Gallery. Lattimer Gallery featured Danny's fluid and distinctive jewellery in the Winter 2007 Newsletter.