DANTE ELSNER  (1920 - 1996)

Polish Jewish Emigre Artist 

A Polish Jew survivor of the Holocaust, Dante Elsner arrived in London in the late 1950s and slowly carved out in solitude his own unique spiritual vision for his art inspired by Eastern religions such as Sufism and Buddhism as well as the teachings of Armenian mystic and philosopher, G.I. Gurdjieff.

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THE ART OF DANTE ELSNER

Manuelpillai Fine Arts are proud to present the works of Polish Jewish artist, Dante Elsner (1920-1996), a unique emigre artistic voice in late 20th Century London.

'Mullar Nassr Eddin' (1978), Ink & watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0013
'Mullar Nassr Eddin' (1978), Ink & watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0013
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'If they ask you, what is the sign of your Father who is within you? Say to them, It is a movement a
'If they ask you, what is the sign of your Father who is within you? Say to them, It is a movement a
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'Gyalwa Karmapa' (1974), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0016,42 x 19 i
'Gyalwa Karmapa' (1974), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0016,42 x 19 i
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'Humanity: We see people in our space as separate. But man is not in space but in humanity. But we s
'Humanity: We see people in our space as separate. But man is not in space but in humanity. But we s
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'Grasses in Winter' (1970-1980), Ink and watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, D
'Grasses in Winter' (1970-1980), Ink and watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, D
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'My deep bow to the eloquence of Vimalakirti' (1980-1994), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on
'My deep bow to the eloquence of Vimalakirti' (1980-1994), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on
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'A small Nobody in contact with Great Space, Great Nobody' (1980-1990), Ink and watercolour on Japan
'A small Nobody in contact with Great Space, Great Nobody' (1980-1990), Ink and watercolour on Japan
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'It is deep autumn, My neighbour - How does he live? - Basho' (1980-1990), Ink and watercolour on Ja
'It is deep autumn, My neighbour - How does he live? - Basho' (1980-1990), Ink and watercolour on Ja
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'Bamboo in the Wind' (1970-1984), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0021,
'Bamboo in the Wind' (1970-1984), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0021,
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'With my wild horse' (1970-1984), Ink and watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas,
'With my wild horse' (1970-1984), Ink and watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas,
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'The omni-just Ayatolah devouring a blasphemous writer' (1989), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry pap
'The omni-just Ayatolah devouring a blasphemous writer' (1989), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry pap
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'A Portrait' (1990-1996), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0023, 42 x 19
'A Portrait' (1990-1996), Watercolour on Japanese Mulberry paper on painted canvas, DAN0023, 42 x 19
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'We do not know that we have not one 'I', but many different 'I's connected with our feelings and de
'We do not know that we have not one 'I', but many different 'I's connected with our feelings and de
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'You ask, how can we know the infinite? I answer, not by reason. It is the office of reason to disti
'You ask, how can we know the infinite? I answer, not by reason. It is the office of reason to disti
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'There are three periods: to wish, to be able, and to be. - Views from the real world.' (1990-1996),
'There are three periods: to wish, to be able, and to be. - Views from the real world.' (1990-1996),
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