Daniel E. Greene, N.A., “Self-Portrait”
Daniel E. Greene, N.A., “Self-Portrait”

As part of its Artist Lecture Series, the Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, will soon be hosting one of America’s leading figure, portrait, and still-life painters and one of the world’s most renowned pastelists. He has perfected his craft for over 65 years, and you don’t want to miss hearing him detail his artistic odyssey.

On Saturday, July 22, at 2 p.m., Gallery 1 at Seven Bridges Foundation in Greenwich, Connecticut, will welcome acclaimed American artist Daniel E. Greene to discuss his creative journey in art in addition to his evolution over a career than spans 65 years. Greene is “one of America’s leading figures, portrait, and still-life painters and has been internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s most renowned pastelists,” the foundation reports. “His portrait subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, industry, and include First Lady Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, author Ayn Rand, publisher William Randolph Hearst, and commentators Bryant Gumbel and Bob Schieffer. His works now hang in more than 700 public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has taught at the Art Students League and at the National Academy of Design. Mr. Greene is the author of two definitive books, Pastel and The Art of Pastel, which have been translated into nine languages.”

The foundation continues, “In 2001, the Portrait Society of America presented Daniel E. Greene with the Medal of Honor for his distinguished body of work. In 1999, he was awarded the Artists Fellowship Benjamin West Clinedinst medal for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit. In 1995, the American Society of Portrait Artists honored Greene with the John Singer Sargent Award for life-long dedication to the achievement of excellence in portraiture. In 1992, the Oil Painters of America Society named him to their Hall of Fame. In 1983 Mr. Greene was inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame.”

With so many accolades under his belt, the artist is sure to have a wealth of fantastic stories and words to the wise. To learn more, visit Seven Bridges Foundation.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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