About Daniel

Daniel Egneus

Lucid, dreamy and vibrant illustrations reflect the enticing inner world of highly regarded artist, Daniel Egneus. With no formal education except for life itself,
Daniel sees everyday life and art as one inseparable whole. His work is an expression of his colorful and rich life in Milano, Rome and Athens, filled with friends and not least his daydreaming, which finds its way into his work, inspiring us with it’s beauty and depth.

Born in 1972 in Sweden, Daniel has spent the last 20 years in Prague, London, Berlin, Bologna, Rome, Milano and has now made Athens, Greece his base. A prolific artist, he has had successful collaborations with writers such as Neil Gaiman on his American Gods Quartet which included more than 140 illustrations published worldwide by Headline Publishing in 2016 and clients such as Chanel/Departures Magazine to illustrate onsite The Chanel Cruise Collection 2017 in Havana, Cuba. He had collaborations with Haagen-Dasz (worldwide campaign 2008), BMW (Awarded Best Art Directed campaign in Germany 2008), Pepsi Cola Espagna (limited edition cans and bottle-design 2008), Playboy, O2 UK, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Penguin Books, Philip Morris, Die Welt, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Random House, Drambuie Whiskey for which he gained an award in 2004 and Pori Jazz Festival for which he was voted best illustrator in March 2005 by the Assosciation of Illustrators in the UK. The children’s book The Thing written by Simon Puttock and illustrated by Daniel Egneus was voted by The Guardian as one of the 50 best illustrated books 2016. A regular collaborator with the National Theater in Greece for whom he produced illustrated theater programs for A Man for All Seasons, Mefisto and for Luigi Pirandello as well as the posters and the animated spots with director Mario Greco for Greek TV for Athens Festival and animations for The National Opera in Athens, Greece together with multi awarded director Effie Pappa.

In December of 2009 he was sponsored by Audi at Art Basel Miami where they presented an oversized book featuring his illustrations and he spent five days onsite doing live drawing.

He has published many books including four books with Neil Gaiman – American Gods, Anansi Boys, Black Dog and The Monarch of the Glen, Headline Publishing 2016, The Voyage of Argo by Apollonius of Rhodes and La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri 2015 for The Folio Society UK, The Raven Child and The Snow Witch with Linda Sunderland, Templar Publishing  2016, The Thing together with Simon Puttock for Egmont 2016 and  The Little Red Riding Hood for Harper Collins in New York 2011 and The Hot Dog-Cook Book with  Elise Milicevic in France for which he won the Prix Gourmand 2008 for “Best Illustrated Cookbook in France” and he has illustrated the Tale of Tsar Saltan by Aleksander Pushkin. In 2004 the Italian publishing house Coniglio Editore published his first collection of autobiographical comics.

In 2005 Sky Channel dedicated a 15 minute documentary about his work entitled “From Sweden with Love”.

He is represented by the American Art Gallery Decorazon and at PrintSin where they sell his Limited Edition Art Prints as well as the UK based illustration agency Good Illustration, the Berlin based illustration agency 2 Agenten the New York based illustration agency Illustration Division

 

Daniel is the inventor of the style “Quotidiano-Straordinario.”
He has no formal education.