Partner George Daniell

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315 Oak Point Rd, Trenton, ME 04605

After graduating from Yale, George Daniell studied at the Art Students League and began freelance work to supplement support from his family. He lived a double life: shooting advertisements and documenting art collections by day, cruising the bathhouses and gay bars of the city by night. After his mother's death and a taxing stint in the Army, Daniell fell in love with Stephen Dorland (October 30, 1920 – October, 1983), an artist who became his companion for 40 years. In 1962, they moved to Trenton to paint and, as Daniell says, to start a ''country life.'' The two traveled and painted together until Dorland died in 1983. With his partner gone, Daniell plunged into a depression and ended up hospitalized; shortly after, he had a stroke that would limit his mobility, end his active photography career and mark a return to his first love: painting.


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/29/arts/art-architecture-at-90-still-in-pursuit-of-beauty.html