Gallery Features over 6000 works of Art
Owner of the Annex Galleries for over 40 years, specializing in the secondary print market with some contemporary works. The gallery deals in American, European and other fine prints, mostly from the 19th and 20th centuries. Specializing in color woodcuts, Atelier 17 prints, American abstract prints, WPA and American Regionalist prints.
The gallery represents the estates of numerous printmakers including Gustave Baumann, William S. Rice, Werner Drewes, Adja Yunkers, Edmond Casarella, Bernard Childs, James David Smillie, and Augusta Rathbone to name a few.
The brick and mortar gallery, an old Victorian in Santa Rosa, California, is a salon style gallery that also has secondary market works in other media as well; paintings, sculpture, photography etc.
The gallery website, www.annexgalleries.com, has been functioning on the internet for 15 years and features nearly 6000 works of art and is changed daily. Our focus has been calling attention to printmakers who we feel were exceptional in their time but were "forgotten" because of the difficulty in exposing their works to a broad network of collectors. We attempt to help correct this oversight using the amazing power of the internet.
Daniel Lienau was born and raised in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin as an art major in the early 1960's. After a few years in New York he moved to Northern California in 1967, opening a frame shop that specialized in the framing of works of art on paper in Berkeley in 1968. The shop began exhibiting and selling prints for the clientele.
After moving to Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, Lienau opened the Annex Galleries in 1971, using the same formula as Berkeley and has been there since. In 1990 Lienau quit the framing for the public and concentrated on building the gallery.
He is a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association and a participant in numerous IFPDA sponsored print fairs as well as a number of general art fairs around the United States.