George Dannatt (1915-2009) was a noted exponent of constructivist art as well as a collector of Post-War art. He was born in Blackheath, south-east London, and during the 1940s he became a chartered surveyor. In the 1950s George Dannatt took an active interest in constructivist art, which became a passion after a visit to Cornwall in 1963. Dannatt and his wife Ann became enthusiastic collectors of the works of these artists based in Cornwall. He then began exhibiting his own abstract work. From 1970 he exhibited frequently at the Penwith Gallery in St. Ives and he also showed with the Newlyn Society of Artists. In 1975 he had his first three man show with John Wells and Alexander Mackenzie at the Orion Gallery and later in 1982 he had a Retrospective exhibition in Newlyn. Dannatt’s own work is in a number of public collections, including Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; Southampton City Art Gallery; and the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. George and Ann Dannatt lived in London before settling permanently in 1981 at East Hatch near Tisbury in Wiltshire.