We were deeply saddened to hear of Daniel E. Greene’s passing on April 5th and we extend our deepest condolences to his wife Wendy Caporal-Greene, his family and loved ones.
Daniel was considered the foremost pastelist and oil painter in the US and was inducted into both the Pastel Society of America and the Portrait Society of America Halls of Fame. His awards and recognitions are too numerous to list and his works grace the halls of over 700 private collections and prestigious institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian and The White House.
Many years ago, Daniel wrote to Dee Silver to tell her about his love for Silver Brushes stating: “Over the last 45 years of painting, and in my role as a teacher, I have been asked many times to evaluate and recommend brushes. A number of companies produced fine materials, but not until Silver Brush appears could I call any extraordinary.”
In his name, Silver Brush went on to produce several exclusive brush sets for portrait artists and oil painters.
There is no doubt that Daniel was an extraordinary artist who influenced thousands of students and innumerable others. Although Daniel is no longer with us, his spirt and legacy will live on through his artwork and his contribution to the art world.
“Antique Dish & Rug”, Oil on Linen – By Daniel Greene
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