In this ongoing series, Fine Art Today delves into the world of portraiture, highlighting historical and contemporary examples of superb quality and skill. This week we feature the recent unveiling of an important portrait.
If portraits of famous business leaders and government officials were feathers in his cap, prolific artist Daniel Greene would need a closet full of hats. For decades, Greene has welcomed some of the most iconic individuals into his studio, including former Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Jonathan Lippman, who was delighted to see his portrait unveiled, with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer in attendance, on April 3.
The portrait shows a dignified and confident Lippman in his judicial robe, standing and in about three-quarters length. A pleasant grin on his face, Lippman rests his hands on the back of an ornate wooden chair. Beyond the judge, we find marble walls and an intricately carved banister just above a large fireplace. Not only is this supreme portrait a testament to Lippman’s years of service, but also the artist’s unrivaled skill with brush, canvas, and paint.
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