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The Proud to be… Story

Proud to be… Over the Memorial Day weekend in 2017, I was visiting my daughter in Lawrence, Kansas. Sometime around mid-morning, I took off, alone, driving some of the rural backroads. It wasn’t long before I drove past this old barn with an American flag painted on the side. It was beautiful, and it just blew me away.

Being in the art gallery business for 44+ years at that time, and occasionally selling some of my photography, I stopped to take a photograph of this beautiful image. As I drove away, I knew within 5-minutes exactly what I was going to do with the roof of the barn. As soon as I got back to my daughter’s house, I wasted no time in sitting down at my daughter’s computer, I picked out a font that looked like a paintbrush stroke, and painted/wrote the words, Proud to be… on the stark white roof. When I got back to Chicago… read more.

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Proud to be…© is a fine art photographic print taken by Bob Danon in 2017. The title, the words on the roof of the barn, were written and added to the image by Mr. Danon. This image, signed by Mr. Danon, can be purchased in the Danon Gallery, or ordered by contacting the Danon Gallery at –

Unframed Print $245                  Framed Print $475

The framed print is matted & backed with acid-free materials and UV-regular glass is used to prevent fading.

Image size: 15.25”x22”Paper size: 19.25”x26”Framed size: 21.25” x 28”
A Proud to be… bracelet will accompany each purchase.

Residential & Commercial

Fine Art & Creative Custom Framing

Quality & Service Since 1976

The Danon Gallery in Evanston, Il 2010-2019.

The Danon Gallery in Evanston, Il 2010-2019.

Bob and his two business partners, Evanston, Il.

The Danon Gallery, now in Lawrence, Kansas, has one of the most interesting, diverse and eclectic art collections in the country. From antique watercolors, oils and etchings to contemporary, limited edition serigraphs and Giclée prints. From metal sculpture to beautiful fiber art wall hangings by internationally collected, fiber artist, Carmon Slater. And then of course, there is a 45-year history of creative, custom picture framing for both residential and corporate environments.

For 45 years, The Danon Gallery (formerly of Chicago, Evergreen, Colorado, Wilmette and Evanston, Il,) has continued to bring quality and service not just to the Chicago area, but to homes, restaurants, offices and hospitals around the country. Bob Danon, owner and operator of The Danon Gallery is personally involved in every project that crosses his desk and worktable. In both “Residential and Corporate” environments, The Danon Gallery continues to offer unique fine art selections, as well as excelling in the design and creation of affordably priced creative, custom picture framing.

Services and products available at The Danon Gallery: Creative Custom Picture Framing, Fine Art – Originals & Limited Editions, Poster Art, Mirrors, Shadow-boxes, Plexi-boxes, Mounting up to 4′ x 8′, Repairs & Installations (the hanging of your art), Packing and Shipping, Local Pickups and Deliveries.

Please feel free to call anytime, and make an appointment to visit the Danon Gallery. Or subscribe to our website for monthly information regarding specials, and upcoming, Gallery Shows, and much, much more.

Thank you…, Bob

The history…

I’ve been in the art and custom framing business since February 1976 and have worked comfortably in both commercial and residential environments. And unlike many in my business, I do all the work myself, including installations. For 40 years in business, my talents have taken me into many Chicago area businesses, homes, law firms, restaurants, etc. Likewise, I have framed, delivered and installed for clients in Denver, Santa Fe, Ohio, New Jersey and New York. The clients…

The recently dedicated Pete Seeger Room at the Old Town School of Folk Music, The original “Michael Jordan’s Restaurant” (400+ pictures completed in 5 weeks, framed and installed), Mike Ditka’s Restaurant on Chestnut, The East Bank Club, Children’s Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital (Chicago), St. Joseph’s Hospital, Columbus Hospital, the Wyler Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, and the St. Anthony’s Hospital System in Denver, The Arrowhead Golf Club building in Wheaton, Pat Bowlen and the Denver Bronco’s at Mile High Stadium.
The mission…
Again, unlike many corporate art people, I do it all myself. From conception to completion, I have worked with the architects/designers on the actual design project as well as with the end user. There is no middleman when I’m involved. I do all the framing myself as well as the installations. This has proven to be far more efficient and cost effective than buying from a corporate art consultant who then uses a separate framer and installer.

The results…
I’m very good at what I do, extremely cost conscious, and easy to work with. I have many happy customers, and especially good references. I have often been accused of treating each customer, as if they were my “only customer”, and that’s a good thing. I look forward to working with you in the future.

The Danon Gallery

The Danon Gallery

5123 Congressional Pl.
Lawrence, Kansas 66049

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