May I Introduce Daniel E. Greene?

Daniel E. Greene: Weekend with the Masters art instructor

Daniel E. Greene is a former instructor of painting at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League of New York, both in Manhattan. He is the author of the book Pastel, which was published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese. He has taught more than 10,000 students, and his books and videos have reached in excess of 100,000 artists worldwide. In 1983, the Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame. In 1989, his work represented the United States at the first international biennial of pastel in San Quetin, France.

Dutch Vase by Daniel E. Greene, oil painting, 50 x 50.
Dutch Vase by Daniel E. Greene, oil painting, 50 x 50.

In 1992, he was awarded American Artist magazine's first Lifetime Achievement Award in the category of oil painting, and the Oil Painters of America named him to their hall of fame. In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists presented the John Singer Sargent award to Greene for lifelong dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. In 2001, he was awarded the gold medal from the American Portrait Society. In 2003, Greene was the annual honoree of the Salmagundi Club and was presented with their gold medal. Greene's paintings and pastels are in more than 700 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. Four highly successful exhibitions of Greene's subway series appeared at galleries in New York City and were featured in national and international TV, 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, and a compilation of his subway paintings represented New York City on the cover of the official guide to the republican national convention. 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. Greene has produced numerous official portraits for government, corporations, and the arts as well. For more information on Greene, visit his website.

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  Courtney is the editor of Artist Daily. For her, art is one of life’s essentials and a career mainstay. She’s pursued academic studies of the Old Masters of Spain and Italy as well as museum curatorial experience, writing and reporting on arts and culture as a magazine staffer, and acquiring and editing architecture and cultural history books. She hopes to recommit herself to more studio time, too, working in mixed media.   

One thought on “May I Introduce Daniel E. Greene?

  1. I think Daniel E. Greene is great. No one can touch his realism. I hope I can aquire his instructional DVD’s just to get a small insight into his styles.