American Artist (1911-2008)

"Legendary Bird" - a 1949 painting by modernist artist Norman Daly
Norman Daly’s “Legendary Bird” from his Mythical Animal Series, 1949 (photo by Linda Fisher)

The central motif of all of Norman Daly’s work was the mythic figure, usually human, sometimes animal, and always transmuted by a wide range of abstracting techniques so as to honor formal values. His unique imagination succeeded in uniting an ever-delightful particularity of visual content with a universality of thematic concerns to produce an unprecedented experience of pleasure, mystery, and thought provocation.

Collage of 15 thumbnail images of Norman Daly
Norman Daly