Exhibit by: Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists (CSOPA)
January 30, 2012 – February 24, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: FACES OF WINTER, A DANIEL GREENE FESTIVAL
CSOPA’s Second Biennial Juried Fine Art Portrait Exhibition and Symposium is an exhibit that included more than 60 select fine art portrait paintings, drawings, and sculpture; featured events free and open to the public; and included a symposium that convened 14 master portraitists and special guests in celebration of renowned artist Daniel Green and the elements of extraordinary artistic success. Opening events included a “paint off trio” with live portrait demonstrations by award-winning painters, and a Valentine Awards Reception.
The PAINT-OFF TRIO featured live portrait demonstrations by award-winning painters Jesus Villarreale, Joel Spector, and Will Nathans. The VALENTINE AWARDS RECEPTION featured live music, refreshments, and paint-off silent auction. The SYMPOSIUM featured Fourteen Master Portraitists and special guests who convened to celebrate renowned artist Daniel Greene and the elements of extraordinary artistic success.
Mr. Greene 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 “Pastel” that was in print for 25 years and “The Art of Pastel,” which were published in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. In 1969, Mr. Greene was elected to the National Academy of Design. Highly regarded as a portrait artist, his subjects include leaders of government, banking, education, and industry. A few of the early works include Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, astronaut Walter Schirra, author Ayn Rand, and William Randolph Hearst. Some governmental portraits include Governor Scott of North Carolina, Governor Laxalt of Nevada, Governor Beliles of Virginia, Governor Lehman of New York, as well as two mayors of New York City. Some later portraits include Dave Thomas of Wendy’s, Governor Fob James of Alabama, commentator Rush Limbaugh, Congressman Billy Tauzin, composer Alan Menken and Bryant Gumbel of CBS. Some recent portraits include John and Adele Lehman for Harvard, Eric Widing of Christie’s and Governor Benjamin Cayetano of Hawaii. A partial list of sitters includes the chairmen of the boards of Honeywell, Coca-Cola Company, Dupont Corporation, American Express, the New York stock exchange and IBM. Mr. Greene has also painted the deans and presidents of: Tufts, Duke, Columbia, North Carolina, West Point, Delaware, New York, Princeton, Rutgers, Yale and Harvard universities. His non-commissioned paintings include a famous Subway Series and Auction Houses. Mr. Greene’s work is often exhibited in Greenwich at the Cavalier Galleries.