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 Sir Daniel K. Winn - Detailed CV.pdf




Born into a country at war with itself, artist Daniel Winn has lived a life of contrasts. His family, once among the wealthiest in Vietnam, was evacuated to the United States when Saigon fell on April 30, 1975 with little more than the clothes they were wearing. Winn, merely nine years old at the time, found himself in a strange new land with no knowledge of the language or culture. A bright, inquisitive child, Winn applied himself and by the age of 12 was a top student winning regional spelling bees and actually skipping a grade in elementary school. Despite having to care for his younger brother while his parents pursued their own college educations during the day and worked full-time menial labor jobs at night, Winn maintained his academic excellence eventually entering the reconstructive surgery discipline at the University of California Irvine medical school. As with his previous endeavors, Winn excelled at medicine. Even as a pre-med student, he wrote for prominent national medical journals and tutored medical students to pay for his college tuition, But Winn's heart was not in medicine. Rather he desired to create art.


As far back as his early childhood in Vietnam, he had always sketched, sculpted and painted. Even while at UCI, Winn worked part-time at a local art supply and framing store in order to be able to buy paints, canvas and brushes. But the uncertain and economically unstable life of an artist did not fit into his family's vision of establishing themselves in their new homeland.


Eventually, Winn went against his family's wishes and opened a small gallery and frame shop. He worked long hours seven days a week to establish the business and within a few years had lucrative framing contracts with nationally recognized artists and agents. He leveraged that success and established high-end galleries in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, California. Winn began helping other artists develop their artistic style and sell their work and in 1997 founded Masterpiece Publishing, Inc. Which would become one of the nation's leading fine art agencies.


Winn's keen artistic eye, affable personality and strong work ethic served him well in bringing dozens of obscure and unknown artists (including M.L. Snowden, N. Tuan, Ira Reines and André Desjardins) to national and international prominence. Acting as agent and curator, he guided, influenced and collaborated with those artists to create collections which are widely recognized for their creativity, originality and quality. He curated museum and gallery exhibitions throughout North America and Asia, in cities including New York. Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


In 2009, The Asian Business Association of Orange County, California USA  recognized curator Daniel Winn as one of the top Asian entrepreneurs of the year for his outstanding work in the fine arts industry. In addition to recognition within the tine arts industry, Winn's accomplishments have been recognized by Senators and Assembly Members of the California legislature. 


But those successes had a cost for Winn who was unable to devote time to creating his own artwork. He promised himself that he would return to it one day, eventually setting the age of 50 as the time at which he would do so. Thus in 2016, Winn returned to his canvas and brushes and began to create again in a style he termed "Existential Surrealism".





CEO and Curator of Masterpiece Publishing, Inc [1997 - Current]


Board Chairman, The Academy of Fine Art Foundation [2001 - Current]


Founder of Winn Slavin Fine Art - Beverly Hills [2017 – Current]





 Red Dot Miami 2016


LA Art Show 2017


Art Marbella, Spain 2017


Shanghai Art Fair 201 7


Jane Kahan Gallery - Istvan Sandorfi and Daniel Winn Exhibit 2017 Art Palm Springs 2017


Winn Slavin Fine Art - Epiphany Exhibit 2017 Coral Spring Museum 2018


Shanghai Art Museum – Winn Dali 2019





2009 Entrepreneur Award for Masterpiece Publishing, Inc


2009 California Legislature Assembly Recognition


2014 California Senate Resolution Recepient as a Publisher for Contemporary Artists 2018 Philanthropic


Artist of the Year 2018 Knighthood Order by Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe-Nachod





Addi Galleries - Las Vegas, Nevada and Lahaina, Hawaii


Addison Gallery - Boca Raton. Florida


Art by Excel - Brooklyn, New York


American Design Limitied - Aurora, Colorado


Bella Epoca Fine Art Gallery - Fountain Valley, California


Chuck Jones Gallery - Costa Mesa, California


Creativeworks Galleries - Tampa, Florida


Collection Privee - Miami, Florida


Exclusive Collections Gallery (USA)


Galerie d' Orsay - Boston, Massachusetts


Gallery on 5th - Naples, Florida


Galleria Di Sorrento - Las Vegas, Nevada


Galerie Simard Bilodeau - Laguna Beach, California and Shanghai, China


Gold Room Gallery - Reno, Nevada


Larry Smith Fine Art- West Hollywood, California


Lavon Gallery - Morganville, New Jersey


Marcus Ashley Gallery - Lake Tahoe, Nevada


Marshall Galleries - Henderson, Nevada and Laguna Beach, California


Milan Gallery - Fort Worth, Texas


Miranda Galleries - Laguna Beach, California


Russeck Gallery - New York, New York


Sundook Gallery -Boca Raton, Florida


Tresor Gallery - New Orleans, Louisiana


Vision Fine Art Gallery - Sedona, Arizona


White/Krauss Objects of Fine Art - San Diego, California





André Desjardins - French Canadian Master Painter and Sculptor

M.L. Snowden -American Master Sculptor

Mark Arian - American Master Painter

Renzo- American Master Painter and Sculptor

Alexandru Daria - Romanian Master Painter

Fidel Garcia - Latin American Master Painter

Boban - Yugoslavian Master Sculptor

Michel Desroches - French Candian Master Artist

Igor Zaytsev - Ukranian Master Painter

Saturno Butto - Italian Master Painter

Tuan - Vietnamese American Master Sculptor

Carlos Torres - Latin American Master Artist

Ira Reines - American Master Sculptor

Bijan Bahar - Iranian Master Artist





Shanghai Art Museum – Shanghai, China

Coral Springs Museum of Art - Coral Springs, Florida

Duolun Museum of Modern Art - Shanghai, China

Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, Indiana

Museum of Contemporary Art of Hot Springs - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art - Las Vegas, Nevada

Museum of Americas - Doral, Florida

The Latino Art Museum - Pomona, California

Andrews Art Museum - Andrews, North Carolina