Saturday, October 14, 2006

Art Blogging: Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene (1934- ) is an American painter, teacher, and pastellist. Of the latter medium, he is considered to be the foremost artist alive today in the United States. He studied at the Art Students' League in New York City in the 1950s and has since taught at the National Academy of Design.

Greene is a highly sought-after portraitist. This is a portrait of attorney Arthur Lehman, now hanging at Harvard University.

Greene is most famous for his inventive paintings of the subways of his beloved New York City.

Looks like a photograph, doesn't it? I've never before seen a painter who could realistically depict stainless steel.

In a bit of artistic navel gazing, Greene is also fond of depicting auctions.


Richard said...

Oh my goodness, is that truly a painting? How could he have done that with the variation in the light, the stainless steel, and the reflection? It's amazing.

John said...

It's a real painting -- oil on wood panel.