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Daniel E. Greene, N.A. is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design
and the Art Students League of New York. He is the author of "Pastel" that was
in print for 25 years and "The Art of Pastel," which were published in English,
French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National
Academy of Design.
Gold Medal presented in 2001
by the Portrait Society of America
The Encyclopedia Britannica considers Mr. Greene the foremost pastelist
in the United States and in 1983, the Pastel Society of America
elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame. In 2003, the Pastel Society
of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. In 1989, his
work represented the United States at the first International Biennial
of Pastel in San Quentin, France. In 1992, he was awarded American
Artist's magazine's first Lifetime Achievement award in the
category of oil painting and the Oil Painters of America Society
named him to their Hall of Fame. In 1995, the American Society of
Portrait Artists presented the John Singer Sargent award to Daniel
Greene for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence
in portraiture. In May 1999, Mr. Greene was the recipient of the
Benjamin Clinedinst Medal of the Artist's Fellowship at a presentation
in New York City. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the
Portrait Society of America. On May 26, 1994 in a special White
House ceremony, Mr. Greene presented to Hillary Rodham Clinton a
pastel portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 2003, Mr. Greene was the
annual honoree of the Salmagundi Club and was presented their Gold
Daniel Greene presenting the
pastel portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt to former
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House, May 26,
Mr. Greene's paintings and pastels are in over 500 public and private
collections in the United States and abroad. He has been the recipient
of the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation grant and the Anna Lee
Stacey grant. A retrospective exhibition of Mr. Greene's paintings
and pastels was held in 1987 at the Hammond Museum in New York.
Four highly successful exhibitions of Mr. Greene's subway series
appeared at Gallery Henoch in New York and were featured on ABC-TV,
Fox News, PBS, CNN, New York 1, NHK TV Japan, and in over 50 international
magazines and newspapers. His recent exhibition "Subway Paintings"
at the New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal was the
inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway. Mr.
Greene has been the featured artist in American Artist magazine
15 times. Articles about his work have appeared eight times in the
Artist's Magazine. Favorable reviews have appeared three
times in Art News magazine. In February 1999, Mr. Greene's
paintings were featured in a cover article of the International
Artist magazine. In 1998 Daniel Greene was interviewed in the
Academy Award nominated documentary "Ayn Rand, a Sense of Life"
and was recently the subject of the cable documentary "The
Genuine Article" as well as a PBS documentary featuring his
subway paintings. Mr. Greene's figure and still-life paintings are
handled by Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York, New York, Cavalier
Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut as well as Nantucket, Massachusetts
and Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Highly regarded as a portrait artist, his subjects include leaders
of government, banking, education, and industry. A few of the early
works include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, astronaut Walter Schirra,
author Ayn Rand, and William Randolph Hearst. Some governmental
portraits include Governor Scott of North Carolina, Governor Laxalt
of Nevada, Governor Beliles of Virginia, Governor Lehman of New
York, as well as two mayors of New York City. Some later portraits
include Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Governor Fob James of Alabama, commentator
Rush Limbaugh, Congressman Billy Tauzin, composer Alan Menken and
Bryant Gumbel of CBS. Some recent portraits include john and Adele
Lehman for Harvard, Eric Widing of Christie's and Governor Benjamin
Cayetano of Hawaii. A partial list of sitters includes the chairmen
of the boards of Honeywell, Coca-Cola Company, Dupont Corporation,
American Express, the New York stock exchange and IBM. Mr. Greene
has also painted the deans and presidents of: Tufts, Duke, Columbia,
North Carolina, West Point, Delaware, New York, Princeton, Rutgers,
Yale and Harvard universities.
Daniel Greene has hand selected pastels and brushes for the portrait artist. Please
see his Brush Sets and Pastel
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Daniel E. Greene awarded:
Jack Rucheson & Co. Gold Award
The Pastel Society of America
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Honoree and Faculty Member for Faces of Winter 2012 ~ A Daniel
Herman Marguilies Award for Excellence "Self Portrait -
Pastel Society of America's 39th Annual Pastels Only 2011 Exhibition
Daniel Greene's painting
"At the Auction"
was featured on the cover of the
Journal of the Portrait Society
3rd Quarter, Volume 13, no. 52
Fine Art Connoiseur
Sep / Oct 2011
"Daniel Greene Takes
American Artist, Nov 2011
"Daniel E. Greene:
Depicting the Real"
Oct / Nov 2011
"New York's Hot Mix:
Daniel E. Greene, N.A."
Studios 2011, Aug 2011
"Daniel E. Greene &
A Barn in North Salem"
Daniel E. Greene, N.A.
"New York's Hot Mix"
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
24 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Oct 13, - Nov 05, 2011
Opening reception - Oct 13
6:00 P.M. - 8 P.M.
White Orchids - 2010"
by Daniel Greene
Finalist in Blossom II
Advertisement in January 2011 ArtNews featuring Daniel Greene's
painting "Spring Street,
Director George Lucas has selected artist Daniel E. Greene to
paint portraits of “Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher)” and Queen
Amidala (Natalie Portman)” for the new Abrams art book “Star
Wars Visions.” Mr. Greene's portrait of “Princess Leia” is featured
on the back cover of the just published trade book and signed
limited edition prints by Daniel Greene and Jamie Wyeth are
offered in the deluxe edition.
An interview with Mr. Greene has also just been published in
a book “100 Voices” An Oral History of Ayn Rand” by Scott McConnell,
that describes Mr. Greene's relationship with Ayn Rand while
painting portraits of her from 1959 to 1962.
"A Day in the Life of an Artist"
Interview with Daniel Greene
American Art Collector
"A Master at Play"
May 2010 Issue (2 Page spread)
"The Design Is In the Details"
April/May - Issue 66
"The Making of a Masterpiece"
American Art Collector
Daniel Greene, N.A.
by Joshua Rose
Sep 16, 2007
The Great American
Pastel Society of America
Gladys E. Cook Award
for Painting - National Academy Museum, 182nd Annual Members
Exhibition May 15, 2007
Daniel E. Greene awarded:
The Art Spirit Foundation
Silver Medal Award for
Excellence in Pastel at the 128th Annual Members Exhibition
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Note & Postcards
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