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 the book Pastel that was in print for 25 years and The Art of Pastel, which was published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design.
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 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 Artists Fellowship, and in 2001, he was awarded the gold medal of the American Portrait Society. 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 Stavey 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, News Day Dot Com, FOX News, PBS, CNN, New York 1, NBC, NHK TV JAPAN, The New York Times 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, and a compilation of his Subway paintings represented New York City on the cover of the official guide to the Republican National Convention. Numerous times Mr. Greene has been the featured artist in American Artist Magazine, The Artists Magazine, Pastel Journal, Plein Air, Art News, Masterpiece and International Artist magazines.