The book on artist Daniel Greene

It was back in 2015 when WAG took to the winding roads of North Salem to visit with artist Daniel Greene in his awe-inspiring barn-studio.

The visit was for a story appearing in our March issue of that year, and Greene has kindly kept in touch with us since.

We’re happy to hear – and share – that a new book has been published on this acclaimed artist.

“Daniel E. Greene: Studios and Subways” (North Light, $49.99) is a collaboration between Greene, considered a pioneer of figurative realism, and art critic Maureen Bloomfield.

Subtitled “An American Master, His Life and Art,” the monograph spans Greene’s career, featuring more than 200 of his paintings and pastels. The book takes readers on a journey through the pool halls and carnivals, subway platforms and auction houses that have filled his work and are also introduced to Green’s evocative still-life and self-portrait work. The book also showcases some of his numerous commissions, which include portraits of notable figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, author Ayn Rand and astronaut Walter Schirra Jr.

In addition, essays explore Greene’s techniques, ideas and influences, while also sharing his own story.

Publishers Weekly has noted, “This stunning monograph traces the evolving style of American painter Daniel E. Greene over the course of his six-decade career… This book serves as a fitting tribute to Greene’s remarkable output, and is an outstanding introduction for those unfamiliar with this accomplished artist.”

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– Mary Shustack

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