Geoffrey Greene is an American contemporary artist who was born and raised in Texas, and currently resides in California. He first trained with noted regionalist Ancel E. Nunn, and then studied at the Arts Student’s League and the New School in New York City. His figurative paintings focus on landscapes and female portraiture.
Passion for art
Greene has been passionate about art since his teenage years, where his early experimentation taught him that art does not have to be perfect; rather it is art’s ability to intrigue and encourage a reaction in the viewer that is important. Greene explores human responses to nature and desire, and aims to encourage these responses - wonder, fear or awe - in the viewer.
Greene primarily works in oil and acrylic. He chooses his subject matter - female portraiture and natural scenes - with an interest in humanity’s hard-wired biological responses and natural aesthetic tastes. While an intellectual response to art is important, Greene believes that this should enhance the viewer’s basic human response to art as an aesthetic object.
Greene has exhibited widely in the USA and overseas, in Spain, Germany, France and Japan. His work is in the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and in numerous private and corporate collections in the USA, Italy and Austria.