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Description: Stephen Greene
(American, 1917-1999)
Circular Image, 1969
oil on canvas
signed lower left.

Provenance; From a private collection, Indianapolis, IN. Previously: Elliot Galleries.

Biography from the archives of AskArt: Art reference literature often cites a birth date of 1918 for this artist, while in reality he was born in 1917, as his daughter confirmed.

Born in New York City, Stephen Greene had a painting and teaching career in Pennsylvania and New York. His style was modernist, and his subjects often related to Christian themes and symbols that expressed human isolation during World War II. He was also an illustrator for Esquire magazine.

He studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York City and earned a B.F.A. from the State University of Iowa in 1942 and an M.A. in 1945. He also studied at William and Mary College and with painter Philip Guston.

From 1959 to 1965, he taught at the Art Students League, and from 1959 to 1963, he taught at Pratt Institute. From 1968 to 1985, he at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Exhibition venues included the Whitney Museum, National Academy of Design, Art Institute of Chicago, Cororan Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Academy.

Peter Hastings Falk (Editor), Who Was Who in American Art

30"H x 30"W (image) 32"H x 32"W (frame)

  • Dimensions: 30"H x 30"W (image) 32"H x 32"W (frame)
  • Artist Name: Stephen Greene
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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November 7, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Indianapolis, IN, US

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