LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 -- Adding more prestigious, globally-acclaimed artists to its roster of exhibitors by the week, the World of Art Showcase (www.worldofartshowcase.com) is proud to feature Daniel E. Greene (http://www.danielgreeneartist.com/), a multiple award-winning pastel and oils master, teacher and author who is legendary for his portraits of icons and equally renowned for more personal works, including the recent exhibition "Subway Paintings" at the New York Transit Museum at Grand Central Terminal -- the inaugural event in the centennial year of the New York subway.
Greene will be exhibiting from 30-45 items representing his broad section of works at the debut of the World of Art Showcase, a unique celebration of the visual arts at The Wynn Las Vegas December 20-22.
His achievements in the world of pastels include the Pastel Society of America electing him to the Pastel Hall of Fame in 1983; the Pastel Society of the West Coast naming him a Pastel Laureate in 2003; and representing the U.S. at the first International Biennial of Pastel in San Quentin, France in 1989. In 1992, he was awarded American Artist Magazine's first Lifetime Achievement award in the category of oil painting and the Oil Painters of America Society inducted him to their Hall of Fame.
In 1994, Greene presented to Hillary Rodham Clinton a pastel portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt, which is now on display at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark. Another he did of the former first lady is at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. Some of Greene's high-profile commissions over the years include astronaut Walter Schirra, author Ayn Rand, William Randolph Hearst, two NYC mayors, and many university presidents and Chairmen of the Board from companies like IBM, Coca-Cola, DuPont, American Express and the NYSE. Greene has also done portraits for Dave Thomas of Wendy's, composer Alan Menken, TV personality Bryant Gumbel and Bob Schieffer of CBS. Director George Lucas selected Greene to paint portraits of "Princess Leia" (Carrie Fisher) and "Queen Amidala" (Natalie Portman) for the new Abrams art book "Star Wars Visions."
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