DANIEL E. GREENE, N.A.
Daniel Greene presenting his pastel
portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt to former First Lady Hillary Rodham
Clinton at the White House, May 26, 1994
THE PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA GOLD MEDAL IN 2001
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.
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 in his studio with one
of his Subway Paintings.
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 John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, and Gallery Henoch
in New York.
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.