Sir Daniel Winn was born in South Vietnam in 1966 and emigrated to the United States in 1975. He maintained his academic excellence, eventually entering the reconstructive surgery discipline at UCI medical school. But Winn’s heart was not in medicine. Rather he desired to create art and to be in the art world. Winn began helping other artists develop their artistic style and in 1997.
Acting as agent and curator, he guided, influenced and collaborated with artists to create collections which are widely recognized for their creativity, originality and quality. He curated museum and gallery exhibitions throughout the world. In addition, Sir Daniel Winn created a body of works he termed “Existential Surrealism”; and the works have been exhibited and collected by museums worldwide including The Dulon Museum of Art in Shanghai, The Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida, and The Bowers Museum in California. His paintings and sculptures have been internationally exhibited in international Art shows in Asia, Spain, and throughout the USA.
Winn’s goal with “Existential Surrealism” is to explore the basic nature of human existence and examine the relationship between free-will and providence, between self-determination and the universal plan.
The works are predominately figurative as it is inherently focused on the human experience, but also incorporates abstract and even mythological elements to communicate the divinity of creation. Winn draws upon his own life experiences, surreal in themselves, his ancestral culture and the contemporary influences of the culture and nation which he has called home since escaping war-torn Vietnam in 1975.
In 2019 The NEST Foundation in Hollywood awarded Daniel Winn the “Philanthropic Artist of the Year”; a prestigious award given to an artist for the philanthropic contribution to society. In December of 2019 Daniel Winn received an extraordinary honor from the Princely Family of Schaumburg-Lippe-Nachod in recognition of his philanthropic and artistic contributions to humanity and also received the prestigious knighthood from the Royal family and was honored with the title “Sir”.
In addition to recognition as a philanthropic artist, Winn’s accomplishments have been recognized by members of the California legislature including Senator Lou Correa, Senator Mimi Walters, Senator Bob Huff, Assembly Member Van Tran, Assembly Member Chuck DeVore, Assembly Member Jim Silva, and Assembly Member Ted Lieu.