Daniel E. Greene


Daniel E. Greene Biography

American, b. 1934

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.

Feb-Mar, 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

Oct, 2014, Fall Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
Jun, 2006, 52 Years of Painting: An Artist's Journey, Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Apr, 2006, Daniel E. Greene, N.A.; Artist in Special Tribute - 75th Annual Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association , Hudson, NY
Dec, 2005, Antiques & Fine Art at the Armory, Nedra Matteucci Gallery, 67th St. Armory, New York, NY 
Nov, 2005, Art of the 20th Century, Gallery Henoch, 67th St. Armory, New York, NY
Sep, 2005, Miniatures, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Sep-Nov, 2005, Gallery Salute to the 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New York, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Jun-Jul, 2005, “Eleanor Roosevelt and Jackie Kennedy, First Ladies Of New York And The Nation” New York Historical Society, New York, NY
May-Jul, 2005, Disegno - National Academy of Design, 180th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
Apr-May, 2005, Art Chicago in the Park, Chicago, IL
Jan, 2005, San Francisco International Art Expo, San Francisco, CA
May, 2004, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Nov, 2004, Art of the 20th Century, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Feb, 2004, Daniel E. Greene: Subway Paintings, New York Transit Museum, New York, NY
Oct-Nov, 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
May, 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
Apr, 2003, They Made Their Mark: Cincinnati Artists 1800-2003, Cincinnati Museum of Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH
Apr, 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, San Francisco, CA
2002, Daniel Greene: An American Master, Exhibition John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nov, 2002, Art Of The Twentieth Century, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
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
Oct/Nov, 2000, Auctions, Subway, and Still-Lives, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
Nov, 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, New York, NY
Oct, 1997, Marriage of Art, Northern Westchester Center for Arts, New York, NY
May, 1996, Rochester Museum And Science Center, Rochester, NY
1995, Hard Comforts, Curator: Klaus Ottman, Center for The Arts - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1994, The New Still Life Invitational, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Apr-Jun, 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
, Master Pastellists, Harmon Meek Gallery, Naples Art Museum, Naples, FL
1988, The American Portrait 19th and 20th Century, Invitational Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT
1988, Art at the Armory, New York, NY
1987, 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, OH
1975, Figurative Artists, Ligonier Valley Invitational, Pennsylvania, PA
1960, Works On Paper, Janet Nessler Gallery, 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"

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

Sep, 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
May, 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
1995, 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
Feb, 2006, “A Painter’s Guide to Design and Composition” by Margot Schulzke
Feb, 2006, “Pure Color: The Best of Pastel” Edited by Maureen Bloomfield and James A. Markle
Nov, 2005, “Robert White’s JFK Collection to be Auctioned by Guernseys”, Antiques and the Arts Weekly
Nov, 2005, “Say Something Special” Masterpiece Magazine, by Joanne Moore
Aug, 2005, Art Interview Online Magazine – www.art-interview.com Interview by Brendan Davis
Aug, 2005, “Journey to the Pantheon” Plein Air Magazine, by Paul Soderberg
Jun, 2005, “Inside the Studio of Daniel Greene” Pastel Journal, Cover
Apr, 2005, “Portrait as a Legacy” by Karin Lipson, Act II – Cover Feature, Newsday.com
Oct, 2004, US Artists Fine Art Show Catalog Cover, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct, 2004, Subway Series” IN New York Magazine
2004, Official Guide to the 2004 Republican National Convention, Front and Back Covers
Jun, 2004, “Subway Art Riding High” by Lindsay Pollock ArtNews
May, 2004, Interview - WGUS FM Cincinnati, Ohio
May, 2004, “Daniel Greene, An American Master Comes Home”, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Artist Magazine
May, 2004, “A Permanent Record Of What Has Been Accomplished”, by Pamela N. Koob American Artist Magazine
May, 2004, “Daniel E. Greene Celebrates Centennial of The Subway Line”, American Artist Magazine
Apr, 2004, “Time Out New York” Talk of New York
Mar, 2004, "Rapid Rise for Greene’s Subway Art” Art Newsletter
Mar, 2004, “Greene’s Paintings Commence Celebration of NYC’s Subways”, Antiques and the Arts Weekly
Mar, 2004, Transit, Transit News, Television Interview
Mar, 2004, “Daniel Greene Subway Paintings at Grand Central Terminal”, NBC TV Evening News, Lynda Baquero
Feb, 2004, “Daniel Greene - Subway Paintings” Antiques and the Arts Weekly
Feb, 2004, Lecture & Video Presentation, New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Jan, 2004, “Workshops of the Modern Masters” The Artists Magazine
Oct, 2003, “Daniel E. Greene - The Examined Life” by Joanne Moore, Artists Sketchbook
Jul, 2003, “Best of Westchester” by Nancy Claus Giles, Westchester Chronicles
Jun-Aug, 2003, “Turning Point for Daniel E. Greene” Pastelagram, Vol. 31, No.1
Apr, 2003, “Greene Finds Beauty Underground” by Amanda Barrett, NYNewsday.com
Apr, 2003, Daniel Greene’s “Subways, Figures, and Still Lifes” The New York Sun
Apr, 2003, “Painting The Subway But Not With A Spray Can” by Randy Kennedy, The New York Times
Mar/Apr, 2003, "Daniel Greene — Subways, Figures, and Still Lifes” Arte Al Dia News
Mar, 2003, “Face Value” by Joyce Corrigan and Jeffrey Morris Ridgefield Magazine
Dec/Jan, 2002-03, “Making it Personal” Exclusive Interview The Artists Magazine
2003, “Daniel Greene At Gallery Henoch” Spotlight, Gallery Guide
Jul, 2001, "Daniel E. Greene: Creative Insights" by Jenny Sullivan The Artists Magazine Cover – Feature
Jul/Aug, 2001, "Daniel Greene’s Pursuit of Perfection" by Elizabeth Wilson Pastel Journal Magazine, Cover – Feature
Mar, 2001, “Daniel E. Greene” by Gerald Haggerty, Art News New York Review
Jan, 2001, "Daniel E. Greene on Inventing Dramatic Scenes" by M. Stephen Doherty and Michael J. Burlingham, American Artists Magazine, Cover- Feature
Jun, 2000, "The Perfect Scene" From The Editor Sandra Carpenter, The Artists Magazine
Jun, 1999, "Daniel Greene’s Auction Series at Hollis Taggart Gallery" Antiques & The Arts Weekly
Apr, 1999, "Portrait Painting Today" by Steve Doherty, American Artist Magazine
Feb/Mar, 1999, "Daniel E. Greene - Dedicated to his Craft by Lou Lehrman", International Artists Magazine, Cover Feature
Jan, 1999, "Refining your Personal Vision" The Artist's Magazine
Dec, 1998/Jan, 1999, "Master Painters of the World" International Artist Magazine
Apr, 1998, "The Complete Guide To Portraits" The Artist's Magazine
1998, Best of Pastel - Rockport Publishers
1996, Connecticut Public Radio, Interview - The Faith Middleton Show
Jul, 1995, "The Master Of Studio Hill Farm" by Foxy Gwynne, Lewisboro Ledger
1995, Vamp - CD ROM
1995, "Robert Beverly Hale" by Daniel Greene Pastel Highlights - American Artist Publication, Pastel Society page Showcase Of American Pastel Artists
1995, "The Art Of Pastel Portraiture" by Madlyn Woolwich Watson Guptil Publications
May, 1995, "Painting Official Portraits" by Daniel Grant, American Artist Magazine
1995, P. B. S. Channel 13, City Arts - Subway Paintings
Jun, 1995, "Today’s Art Masters:Combining Abstraction and Realism - Daniel Greene", American Artist Magazine
Oct, 1995, "Subway Melody", The World And I Magazine
1995, "Personal Painting Style" by David Richards, North Light Books
May, 1995, "Subway Series II" by Don Gray, Arts Review Magazine
1995, The Journal of The American Society of Pastel Artists “Daniel Greene A Master in Oil and Pastel”
1994, CNN TV- Week in Review
1994, N.Y. I TV "Subway series II - Rapid Transit Riders" by Sharon Ditenhaus
Dec, 1994, Gallery Guide; Preview: "Daniel Greene at Gallery Henoch,"
Dec, 1994, ”Putting Portraits in Perspective," The Artist's Magazine
Dec, 1994, ”Subway Scenes" Daniel Greene, Spotlight Magazine
Dec, 1994, "Painter catches subway riders" by Rebekah Denn, Gannett Newspapers
Dec, 1994, Autumn in the city, "Underground Movement" Friday, New York Daily News
Dec, 1994, ”Subway as a canvas of life" by Karin Lipson, New York Newsday
Nov-Dec, 1994, ”Daniel Greene exposes the poetry in NYC's Subways" Manhattan Arts
Nov, 1994, "NY subway painter renders scenes from the underground" by Kirsten A. Conover The Christian Science Monitor
Nov, 1994, "Subway Series II: Rapid Transit Riders" by Scudder Smith Antiques and the Arts Weekly
1994, White House Presentation Antiques and the Arts Weekly
May, 1994, "Guida ai Ritratti a Pastello" Disegnare & Dipingere
Aug, 1994, Artiste Magazine, France
1994, "Contemporary Master Pastellists" Luminous Inc. Publishers: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China
1994, Mississippi Today: Interview Channel 4, Stephanie Strickland
Nov, 1993, "The Artists Guide to Pastel Portraiture" The Artist's Magazine
Feb, 1993, "Lively Arts" by Ray Weiss, Gannett Newspapers Sunday
Jan-Feb, 1993, "Daniel Greene", Gallery Henoch, Manhattan Arts Magazine
Jan-Feb, 1993, "Daniel Greene at Gallery Henoch" by Raymond J. Steiner, Art Times
1993, "Putting Figures Together in an Environment, Subway Paintings by Daniel Greene" by Stephen Doherty American Artist:Magazine
Jan, 1993, New York "Galleries, Antiques and Auction Houses” Where Magazine
1993, "Pastel Interpretations" Madilyn Woolwich F & W Publications
1993, "Expressing Yourself in your Paintings" by David Richards, North Light Publishing Co.
1992, CNN "Week in Review"
1992, Fox 5 "Style" Amy Atkins
1992, ABC Nightly News Tim Fleischer
Dec, 1992, Television coverage of Subway Series
Dec, 1992, "Tunnel Vision" by Kevin Haynes, New York Magazine
Dec, 1992, "The Beauty Beneath Our Feet" Friday, New York Daily News
Dec, 1992, "Daniel Greene's Subway Series" Antiques and the Arts Weekly
1992, "Adventuring in Diversity" by Howard Farber, Art Speak
1989, House and Garden Magazine, Peter Rogers Collection
1989, LeFranc & Bourgeois Video Films “Daniel Greene Pastels and Oils”
Jul, 1987, "Realism in Which Appearances Deceive” by Vivian Raynor, New York Times
Jul, 1987, “Daniel Greene Portraitist and Still Life Radical” Kathy Grantham, North County News
Aug, 1987, “Daniel Greene at the Hammond Museum” by Harold Zimmer, New York Times
Oct, 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
Sep, 1980, “Pastel” American Artist Magazine
1972, “The Art Of Pastel”, Daniel Greene, Rosin Assoc., New York, New York
1969, “Pastel Painting”, Reinhold Publications
Nov, 1969, “Daniel Greene, Pastellist" American Artist Magazine
Feb, 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
May, 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


Dec, 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

1969-1974, National Academy of Design, Instructor, New York, NY
1974-1982, Art Students League, Instructor, New York, NY
1993, Guest Lecturer, Animation Department- Disney Studios
2001, The Art Students League of New York, Master Class Instructor