Eugenio Daneri
(Buenos Aires, 1881 - 1970)
La Boca Artists
A panorama of the 20th Century
Eugenio Daneri
Santiago Eugenio Daneri was born in Buenos Aires on July 25, 1881. He studied at the Academia de la Sociedad Estímulo de Bellas Artes, and became a disciple of Eduardo Sívori, Ángel Della Valle and Ernesto de la Cárcova. In 1910 he receives the Bronze Medal for his work Figura, which he presents at the Exposición Internacional del Centenario. The following year he exhibits at the first edition of the Salón Nacional. He obtains numerous prizes and distinctions, among them we can point out: Premio Estímulo at the Salón Nacional in 1915; Second Prize at the Salón Nacional in 1931 and Second Prize at the Salón Municipal in 1939. He also receives the First Prize at the Salón Nacional in 1941; the First Prize at the Salón Municipal de Otoño de Artes Plásticas and the Grand Prize at the XXXV Salón de Artes Plásticas for his work Pérdida del hijo (Loss of a child), both distinctions in 1945. In 1948 he is given the Palanza Prize and in 1965 he receives his last recognition: the Gold Medal from the Honorable Senate of the Nation for his work La costurera (The seamstress).
Daneri mostly concentrates on landscapes, still life, and portraits. He stands out as an urban landscapes artist, painting scenes from the La Boca port area, the coast of San Isidro, and corners of Palermo and Parque Saavedra. He becomes an art professor at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” and an artistic drawing professor at Consejo Nacional de Educación.
He holds individual exhibits in our country at the following show rooms: Salas del Retiro in 1920; Moody in 1937; Kraft –known as the "Amigos del libro" (Book Friends)– in 1951, and takes part in the international exhibits in Paris in 1937, where he obtains an Honorable Mention, and in Viña del Mar, San Francisco and New York in 1939. His work is sent to the Primera Bienal of Madrid in 1951 and the XXVI Bienal of Venice in 1952. His work also forms part of the collective exhibit Los siete artistas argentinos de la generación del Centenario at the XXIII Salón Provincial de Artes Plásticas in Santa Fe in 1946. In 1961, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes organizes a retrospective exhibit in honor of his 80th birthday. Daneri dies in Buenos Aires, at the end of June, 1970.
His work can be found at the following museums: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, the Museo Municipal de Artes Plásticas “Eduardo Sívori” of Buenos Aires, the Museo “Juan B. Castagnino” of Rosario and the provincial museums of La Plata, Santa Fe, Córdoba and La Rioja. His work is also part of several private collections.