Daniel E. Greene, N.A. 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.

Portrait Society Gold Medal
Gold Medal presented in 2001 by the Portrait Society of America

The Encyclopedia Britannica considers Mr. Greene the foremost pastelist in the United States and in 1983, the Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame. In 2003, the Pastel Society of the West Coast named Mr. Greene a Pastel Laureate. 

He Taught Me

What colors the Old Masters Used and how to mix them. He also stressed Values and the difference between warm and cools (which took me two times to understand). Mostly, for the first time in my life, I feel like I had a finished painting. He thought so too.

My First Completed Painting From His Workshop

This is my finished painting I painted at his workshop.