Daniel E. Greene

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 Medal.

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.

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.


2005     Pastel Society of America, Herman Margulies Award for Excellence

2003     PSWC Pastel Laureate Award, Pastel Society Of The West Coast, Sacramento, CA

2003     Recipient Joseph V. Giffuni Award, Pastel Society of America

2003    President’s Medal, Salmagundi Club

2001     Gold Medal Recipient, The Portrait Society of America

2001     Giffuni Award, Pastel Society of America

1999     Honoree: Benjamin Clindedinst Medal, The Artists Fellowship

1998     Pastel Society of America: Award

1996     Giffuni Award, Pastel Society of America

1989     Best of Show, Kansas Pastel Society

1988     Len Everett Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America

1988     Gold Medal, Pastel Society of America

1987     Certificate of Merit, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1979     Betty and Leone Peters Award, Pastel Society of America

1979     Gold Medal, Rockport Artists Assocation

1974     Best in Show, Pastel Society of America

1974     American Watercolor Society Award

1974     Salmagundi Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1970     Issac Maynard Award, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1970     Syndicate Medal of Merit, American Watercolor Society

1969     Grumbacher Prize, Allied Artists of America

1968     Famous Artists Award, Allied Artists of America

1968     Bohnert Award, Hudson Valley Art Association

1967    Hillebrand Award, Hudson Valley Art Association

1967     Pauline Law Award, National Arts Club

1966     Council of American Artist Award, Hudson Valley Art Association

1966     National Arts Club Oil Award

1966     Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists

1966     Emmerich Award, Hudson Valley Art Association

1966     Oil Prize, Ligonier Valley Art Pennannual Exhibition

1965     Abraham Sharp Award, Salmagundi Club

1965     Bronze Medal of Honor, National Arts Club

1965     Salmagundi Award, American Watercolor Society

1965     Emily Lowe Award, Allied Artists of America

1964     Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation Grant

1964     Bruce Stevenson Memorial Scholarship, National Arts Club

1964     Herman Wick Memorial Prize, Salmagundi Club

1963     John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Foundation Grant

1963     Rosenthal Prize, Salmagundi Club

1955     Helen Herzberger Scholarship, Art Students League, New York, NY

1955     Allied Artists, Honorable Mention

1954     The Thelka Bernays Scholarship, Art Students League, New York, NY

1954     Concours Award, Art Students League, New York, NY


2004     “Important American Artists Of The Past Century”, The Art Students League of New York Collections & The Forbes Galleries, New York City, NY

1996     Yale Art Gallery Acquisition, "Man With a Sword”


2005     Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Robert White’s JFK Collection, Guernseys Auction House, New York, NY

2001     The Columbus Museum of Fine Arts Purchase “The Watchman” by Daniel E. Greene, The Amos Fund, Columbus, GA

1989     United States Embassy, The Vatican, Italy

1974     Ranger Fund Purchase, National Academy of Design, New York, NY


2006     Daniel E. Greene Exhibition, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1994     Subway series II - Rapid Transit Riders, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1993     Daniel Greene Subway Series, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1985     Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1981     Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1980     Baker Gallery, Lubbock, TX

1978     Driscol Gallery, Denver, CO

1975     Loring Gallery, New York, NY

1973     Talisman Gallery, Bartlesville, OK

1973     Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA


1994     Interiors Group Show, Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2006    52 Years of Painting: An Artist's Journey, Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT

2006     Daniel E. Greene, N.A.; Artist in Special Tribute - 75th Annual Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association

2005    Antiques & Fine Art at the Armory, Nedra Matteucci Gallery, 67th St. Armory, New    York, NY 

2005    Art of the 20th Century, Gallery Henoch, 67th St. Armory, New York, NY

2005    Miniatures, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2005    Gallery Salute to the 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York,        Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2005    “Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy, First Ladies Of New York And The Nation” New York Historical Society, Central Park West at 77th St., New York, NY

2005    Disegno - National Academy of Design, 180th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

2005    Art Chicago in the Park, Chicago, IL

2005    San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco, CA

2004    Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2004    Art of the 20th Century, Gallery Henoch, 67th Street Armory, New York, NY

2004    Daniel E. Greene: Subway Paintings, New York Transit Museum, Grand Central Terminal, NY

2004    America Seen, The Sage Center for the Arts, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

2004    An Artists Journey: Fifty Years of Painting, The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

2003    Daniel Greene, An American Master Comes Home, Gala Opening to benefit the

Daniel E. Greene Oils & Pastels, The Loring Gallery, Sheffield, MA

2003    Still Life and Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003    Invitational Exhibition, Charter Oak Gallery, Fairfield, CT

2003    They Made Their Mark: Cincinnati Artists 1800-2003, Cincinnati Museum of Fine Art

2003    Subways- Figures- and Still Lifes, Gallery Henoch Exhibition, New York, NY

2003    The Art of the Portrait, 2003 Conference Update, Portrait Society of America

2003    Exposed: The Nude, Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery

2002    Daniel Greene: An American Master, Exhibition John Pence Gallery

2002    Art Of The Twentieth Century, Park Avenue Armory

2001    Homage To Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001    Robert Beverly Hale and His Circle of Influence: A Centennial Tribute Invitational, The Art Students League

2001    Daniel Greene: An Artists Journey, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2000    Subway, Auctions, Orchids: Paintings and Pastels by Daniel E. Greene, The Lotus Club, New York, NY

2000    U.S. Artists, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

2000    Auctions, Subway, and Still-Lifes, Hollis Taggart GallerieS

2000    League Masters Then, The Art Students League, New York, NY

1999    New Realism for a New Millennium, University of Rochester - Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

1997    Drawing The Lines: New York City Subways, Ingbar Gallery and The New York Transit Museum, NY

1997    Marriage of Art, Northern Westchester Center for Arts, NY

1996    Rochester Museum And Science Center

1995    Hard Comforts, Curator: Klaus Ottman, Center for The Arts - Wesleyan University, CT

1994    The New Still Life Invitational, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

1994    New York, New York: Evolution of a 20th Century Metropolis, in Architecture and Lifestyles Invitational, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

1994    American Realism Part I, Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989    12 Chose 12, Hammond Museum, New York, NY

1989    Artists of America Invitational, Colorado Historical Museum, Denver, CO

1989    Art at the Embassy Program, United States Embassy, Bern, Switzerland

1989    Daniel E. Greene: Early Works from the Plohn Collection, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

1988     The American Portrait 19th and 20th Century, Invitational Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT

1988     Art at the Armory, New York, NY

1987     Master Pastellists, Harmon Meek Gallery, Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL & Canton Art

Institute, Canton OH

1987     La Passion Des Apparence, Gallerie Gismondi, Paris, France

1987     Alain Blondel Gallery Invitational Paris, France

1987     Hammond Museum Retrospective, New York, NY

1986     Works on Paper, Invitational, Frumpkin-Struve Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986     The Painted Collage, Invitational, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1986     The Detailed Image, Realism Here and Abroad, Invitational Harcourts Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984     Mallen Mit Pastellfarben, Hornemann Verbag, Bonn, Germany

1984     The New Portrait, P.S.I., New York, NY

1976   Current American Painting, Invitational Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown,


1975   Figurative Artists, Ligonier Valley Invitational, PA

1960   Works On Paper, Janet Nessler Gallery, New York, NY


1999     Salmagundi Club: Honorary Member

1999     The Lotos Club: Lifetime Member

1998     Portrait Society of America, Board of Directors

1996     American Society Of Portrait Artists, Honoree: John Singer Sargent Medal


2001                     The Art Students League of New York, Master Class Instructor

1993                     Guest Lecturer, Animation Department- Disney Studios

1974-1982        Art Students League, Instructor, New York, NY

1969-1974        National Academy of Design, Instructor, New York, NY


2006     “Pure Color: The Best of Pastel” Edited by Maureen Bloomfield and James A. Markle

2006     “A Painter’s Guide to Design and Composition” by Margot Schulzke

2005     “Portrait as a Legacy” by Karin Lipson, Act II – Cover Feature, Newsday.com

2005     “Inside the Studio of Daniel Greene” Pastel Journal, Cover

2005     “Journey to the Pantheon” Plein Air Magazine, by Paul Soderberg

2005     Art Interview Online Magazine – www.art-interview.com Interview by Brendan Davis

2005     “Say Something Special” Masterpiece Magazine, by Joanne Moore

2005     “Robert White’s JFK Collection to be Auctioned by Guernseys”, Antiques and the Arts Weekly

2004     “Workshops of the Modern Masters” The Artists Magazine

2004     Lecture & Video Presentation, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, New York

2004     “Daniel Greene - Subway Paintings” Antiques and the Arts Weekly

2004     “Daniel Greene Subway Paintings at Grand Central Terminal”, NBC TV Evening News, Lynda Baquero

2004     Transit, Transit News, Television Interview

2004     “Greene’s Paintings Commence Celebration of NYC’s Subways”, Antiques and the Arts Weekly

2004     "Rapid Rise for Greene’s Subway Art” Art Newsletter

2004     “Time Out New York” Talk of New York,

2004     “Daniel E. Greene Celebrates Centennial of The Subway Line”, American Artist Magazine

2004     “A Permanent Record Of What Has Been Accomplished”, by Pamela N. Koob American Artist Magazine

2004     “Daniel Greene, An American Master Comes Home”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Artist Magazine

2004     Interview - WGUS FM Cincinnati, Ohio

2004     “Subway Art Riding High” by Lindsay Pollock ArtNews

2004     Official Guide to the 2004 Republican National Convention, Front and Back Covers

2004     “Subway Series” IN New York Magazine

2004     US Artists Fine Art Show Catalog Cover, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2003     “Daniel Greene At Gallery Henoch” Spotlight, Gallery Guide 2003

2003     “Face Value” by Joyce Corrigan and Jeffrey Morris Ridgefield Magazine

2003     "Daniel Greene — Subways, Figures, and Still Lifes” Arte Al Dia News

2003     “Painting The Subway But Not With A Spray Can” by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times

2003     Daniel Greene’s “Subways, Figures, and Still Lifes” The New York Sun

2003     “Greene Finds Beauty Underground” by Amanda Barrett, NYNewsday.com

2003     “Turning Point for Daniel E. Greene” Pastelagram, Vol. 31, No.1

2003     “Best of Westchester” by Nancy Claus Giles, Westchester Chronicles

2003     “Daniel E. Greene - The Examined Life” by Joanne Moore, Artists Sketchbook

2002-3“Making it Personal” Exclusive Interview The Artists Magazine

2001     "Daniel E. Greene on Inventing Dramatic Scenes" by M. Stephen Doherty and Michael J. Burlingham, American Artists Magazine, Cover- Feature, (Jan 2001)

2001     “Daniel E. Greene” by Gerald Haggerty, Art News New York Review

2001     "Daniel Greene’s Pursuit of Perfection" by Elizabeth Wilson Pastel Journal Magazine, Cover - Feature,

2001     "Daniel E. Greene: Creative Insights" by Jenny Sullivan The Artists Magazine Cover - Feature

2000     "The Perfect Scene" From The Editor Sandra Carpenter, The Artists Magazine

1999     "Refining your Personal Vision" The Artist's Magazine

1999     "Daniel E. Greene - Dedicated to his Craft by Lou Lehrman", International Artists Magazine, Cover Feature

1999     "Portrait Painting Today" by Steve Doherty, American Artist Magazine

1999     "Daniel Greene’s Auction Series at Hollis Taggart Gallery" Antiques & The Arts Weekly

1998-9"Master Painters of the World" International Artist Magazine

1998     Best of Pastel - Rockport Publishers

1998     "The Complete Guide To Portraits" The Artist's Magazine

1997     Art News "A Century of Wonder" Review - Joan Whalen Gallery

1996     Connecticut Public Radio, Interview - The Faith Middleton Show

1995     The Journal of The American Society of Pastel Artists “Daniel Greene A Master in Oil and Pastel”

1995     "Subway Series II" by Don Gray, Arts Review Magazine

1995     "Personal Painting Style" by David Richards, North Light Books

1995     "Subway Melody", The World And I Magazine

1995     "Today’s Art Masters:Combining Abstraction and Realism - Daniel Greene", American Artist Magazine

1995     P. B. S. Channel 13, City Arts - Subway Paintings

1995     "Painting Official Portraits" by Daniel Grant, American Artist Magazine

1995     "The Art Of Pastel Portraiture" by Madlyn Woolwich Watson Guptil Publications

1995     "Robert Beverly Hale" by Daniel Greene Pastel Highlights - American Artist Publication, Pastel Society page Showcase Of American Pastel Artists

1995     Vamp - CD ROM

1995     "The Master Of Studio Hill Farm" by Foxy Gwynne, Lewisboro Ledger

1994     Mississippi Today: Interview Channel 4, Stephanie Strickland

1994     "Contemporary Master Pastellists" Luminous Inc. Publishers: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China

1994     Artiste Magazine, France

1994     "Guida ai Ritratti a Pastello" Disegnare & Dipingere

1994     White House Presentation Antiques and the Arts Weekly

1994     "Subway Series II: Rapid Transit Riders" by Scudder Smith Antiques and the Arts Weekly

"NY subway painter renders scenes from the underground" by Kirsten A. Conover The Christian Science Monitor

1994     ”Daniel Greene exposes the poetry in NYC's Subways" Manhattan Arts

1994     ”Subway as a canvas of life" by Karin Lipson, New York Newsday

1994     Autumn in the city, "Underground Movement" Friday, New York Daily News

1994     "Painter catches subway riders" by Rebekah Denn, Gannett Newspapers

1994     ”Subway Scenes" Daniel Greene, Spotlight Magazine

1994     ”Putting Portraits in Perspective," The Artist's Magazine

1994     Gallery Guide; Preview: "Daniel Greene at Gallery Henoch,"

1994     N.Y. I TV "Subway series II - Rapid Transit Riders" by Sharon Ditenhaus

1994     CNN TV- Week in Review

1993     "Expressing Yourself in your Paintings" by David Richards, North Light Publishing Co.

1993     "Pastel Interpretations" Madilyn Woolwich F & W Publications

1993     New York "Galleries, Antiques and Auction Houses” Where Magazine

1993     "Putting Figures Together in an Environment, Subway Paintings by Daniel Greene" by Stephen Doherty American Artist:Magazine

1993     "Daniel Greene at Gallery Henoch" by Raymond J. Steiner, Art Times

1993     "Daniel Greene", Gallery Henoch, Manhattan Arts Magazine

1993     "Lively Arts" by Ray Weiss, Gannett Newspapers Sunday

1993     "The Artists Guide to Pastel Portraiture" The Artist's Magazine

1992     "Adventuring in Diversity" by Howard Farber, Art Speak

1992     "Daniel Greene's Subway Series" Antiques and the Arts Weekly

1992     "The Beauty Beneath Our Feet" Friday, New York Daily News

1992     "Tunnel Vision" by Kevin Haynes, New York Magazine

1992     Television coverage of Subway Series 

1992     ABC Nightly News Tim Fleischer

1992     Fox 5 "Style" Amy Atkins

1992     CNN "Week in Review"

1989     LeFranc & Bourgeois Video Films “Daniel Greene Pastels and Oils”

1989     House and Garden Magazine, Peter Rogers Collection

1987     “Daniel Greene at the Hammond Museum” by Harold Zimmer, New York Times

1987     “Daniel Greene Portraitist and Still Life Radical” Kathy Grantham, North County News

1987     "Realism in Which Appearances Deceive” by Vivian Raynor, New York Times

1985     “Daniel E. Greene Exhibition” by Owen Findsen, Art in America

1984     “The Figure, A Survey” American Artist Magazine

1982     “The Mystery of Pastel; The Work of Daniel E. Greene” New Jersey Music and Arts Magazine

1980     “Pastel” American Artist Magazine

1972     “The Art Of Pastel”, Daniel Greene, Rosin Assoc., New York, New York

1969     “Daniel Greene, Pastellist" American Artist Magazine

1969    “Pastel Painting”, Reinhold Publications

1968     “Portrait Drawings" American Artist Magazine


2003     International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), Keynote Speaker

1999     The Art Students League, Master Class

1999     Artist Fellowship: Honorary Member

1994     Sole Juror, Salon International, Jackson, Mississippi

1994     The White House: Presentation to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton of Daniel E. Greene's portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt

1994     Art Miami Exposition, Henoch Gallery

1993     Sole Juror- Portraiture and Figure painting competition: The Artist's Magazine

1984     College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University, California

1983     Election to the Pastel Society of America Hall of Fame

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