Daniel Greene Retrospective, at the Museum of Art DeLand: Considered the foremost pastelist in the United States, Daniel Greene’s paintings and pastels are represented in over 700 public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Greene has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, with portrait subjects including: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Ayn Rand, Astronaut Walter Schirra, William Randolph Hearst, and many more. His recent exhibition, “Subway Paintings” at Grand Central Terminal was the inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway.
Considered by the Encyclopedia Britannica to be the foremost pastelist in the United States, his dazzling work has helped to seal the medium’s reputation as equally suitable as oil painting for serious, accomplished work. In 1983, the Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame, and 20 years later, the Pastel Society of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. In 1989, his work represented the United States at the first International Biennial of Pastel in San Quentin, France.At the museum from October 18 through December 29.