Biography

Daniel Matthew York is an American painter based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Influenced by hundreds of years of art by his personal favorite artists from Italian greats such as Titian to more contemporary painters, he paints his current works that he calls Delusionism which he explains as, “taking you out of your day and getting you to believe me for a few minutes.” On his subject matter he states, “I spent years trying to force my style, what it is that I am as an artist, but no matter what I painted it came out dark and sometimes even scary. I was just trying to be funny and make myself laugh. At some point you stop fighting it and just accept what you do.”

Born in 1978 in Libertyville, Illinois, to parents Daniel Lee York and June Dianne York he was raised in the far north-west suburb of Chicago, Round Lake Beach where his only formal art education took place under his art teacher, Betsy Edwards from Grade School up into his attendance at Round Lake Senior High School. He was never formally trained beyond this.

York still lives and works in Nashville, TN, where his work can be viewed in his downtown gallery.