Daniel “Danny” Simmons, a renowned painter of abstract-expressionist oil works which can be seen all over the world and in such prominent establishments as Chase Manhattan Bank, The Smithsonian, the United Nations and more. His work is highly respected within the art world and he has become extremely collectible; devoted fans of his work include music industry executive and producer Lyor Cohen and actor Will Smith.
Simmons is the owner of both the Rush Gallery in Chelsea, NY and the Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, that exhibit the works and projects from less conventional and under represented artists. Committed to supporting and perpetuating a genuine appreciation for the arts, Danny Simmons founded the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, along with his brothers; entrepreneur, Russell Simmons and Run DMC s Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons.
Simmons is a poet and co-producer of the hit HBO series (and Tony-winning Broadway show) Def Poetry Jam with his siblings Russell and Joseph. He also heads the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation with his brother, Russell Simmons. He lives in Brooklyn NY (Photo Credit Marcia E. Wilson).