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Danny Jenkins is the founding gallerist at Waterkolours Fine Art Gallery located in historic Memphis, Tennessee. As a self-proclaimed art enthusiast, he has provided the opportunity for others to experience the soul of art for over 30 years. With his humble beginnings of sharing art across black-owned hair salons throughout the south, Jenkins developed a keen understanding of an individual’s desire to see reflections of one’s own history and soul in art. This grassroots insight spurred him toward developing a close relationship with contemporary Black artists, who were often not represented in collections, galleries and museums. Through his desire to increase representation of Black artists, he committed himself to becoming a scholar and collector of Black art and artists. 

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Through his efforts, he forged relationships with individuals and institutions that have ensured a diverse range of artists would never be forgotten. As a profound monument to his commitment to the arts, Jenkins sought to create a gallery that would responsibly share collections for educational viewing and personal acquisition. Through this approach, Waterkolours is recognized as one of the most well known and respected art galleries in the country. Through his gallery’s collection of works and travels across the country, Jenkins proudly boasts a corporate and celebrity client roster that includes Amazon, Federal Express, Google, Jay-Z and Beyonce (Black is King), Dak Prescott, and Kevin Durant and family. His efforts have helped to ensure his featured artists are found in many private collections across the country, as well to support the infusion of diversity in galleries and museums. Most notably, Waterkolours Gallery is the largest curator of Woodrow Nash sculptures.

Danny’s secret to successfully bridging the gap over the past three decades, is to vivaciously  celebrate world renowned artists such as Woodrow Nash, Mark Richardson, Selma Glass, George Hunt just to name a few . He passionately seeks to guarantee their art finds homes in galleries, museums and private collections of people who may have never known that art too has a soul.