Daniel Greene, ‘Antique Game Board and Orchids’, Beverly McNeil Gallery

About Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene is lauded for his realist paintings in oil-on-panel and canvas, and particularly for his skillful pastels. His subject matter includes still lifes, figures, scenes of auction houses and New York City subway platforms, and portraits of sitters ranging from first lady Eleanor Roosevelt to astronaut Walter Schirra and political pundit Rush Limbaugh. He is especially drawn to textures and patterns, as evidenced by his detailed rendering of individual subway tiles and the rich array of objects, textiles, and colors in his still lifes. Educating defines his career as much as painting does; In addition to decades instructing students at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, New York, Greene has written two books on pastels and produced a video series for would-be artists everywhere.

American, b. 1934