Dan Witz (born 1957) is a Brooklyn, NY based street player and realist painter. He grew going on in Chicago, IL, and graduated in 1981 from Cooper Union, on New York City's Lower East Side. Witz, consistently swift since the late 1970s, is one of the pioneers of the street art movement.
Dan Witz's paintings have been shown in galleries throughout the US and Europe. In June 2010 a monograph, "Dan Witz. In Plain View. 30 Years of Artworks Illegal and Otherwise", was published by Ginkgo press.
Dan Witz acknowledged a National Endowment of the Arts grant, in 1983, and fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, in 1992 and 2000
In 1983 Dan Witz's first book, "The Birds of Manhattan" was published by Skinny Books. His second book, In Plain View, was released in June 2010, by Gingko Press. In September 2010, Gingko Press will release "Hummingbirds, 2011".
The play in of Dan Witz has appeared in Juxtapoz, Time, Arts Magazine, New York Magazine, Sites, Public Art Review, The New York Times, The Daily News, Newsday, The New Yorker, Harpers, and Adbusters. Dan was an to the front and frequent contributor to the definitive street art website and blog, the Wooster Collective.
Witz's take steps can be seen in the 2010 Banksy film, Exit Through the Gift Shop.
In 2006 the Lou Auguste documentary, Open Air, featured the studios and methods of Dan Witz as capably as five extra American street artists: Faile, Skewville, Mike De Foe, Espo, and Tiki Jay. His be in was after that featured in the 2005 film, To Be Seen, by Alice Arnold.
Dan Witz paintings have been shown in galleries worldwide; including Jonathan LeVine Gallery, in Chelsea, New York; Stolen Space Gallery, London, England; Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Addict Galley, Paris, France; White Walls, San Francisco, and DFN Gallery New York.