Don't be surprised if you spy an artist painting in Riverhead or Greenport over the next week. Bronx painter Daniel Hauben has already scoped out these locales to make paintings while in residence at East End Arts in Riverhead. The landscape painter begins an artist-in-residency with East End Arts that runs from July 17 to 24, 2015. On Tuesday, July 21, he will present an artist talk "Creating a Sense of Place" from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carriage House on the Riverhead campus of East End Arts.
During the talk, Hauben will show a cross-section of his urban landscapes along with 22 painting that were commissioned for the new Robert A. M. Stern Library on the campus of Bronx Community College (completed in 2012). Click here to see some of the artwork. Hauben is also expected to share some of his painting techniques and experiences as an en plein air painter working in an urban environment.
Born, raised, and still living in the Bronx, the urban landscape has been Daniel Hauben's lifelong artistic focus. For nearly 30 years, he has been painting on location along streets, in parks, from windows and rooftops of the city.
Hauben received a degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York and is an eight-time recipient of the BRIO Excellence in the Arts Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts. In 2012 he was selected to receive the Poe Award for Artistic Excellence from The Bronx County Historical Society. He has been awarded artistic residencies in Spain, Germany, Costa Rica, Virginia, Connecticut and California, and has had over thirty national and international solo exhibitions, including at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the American Embassy in Berlin.
His public art project "The EL", commissioned by the New York MTA's Arts for Transit program, was acknowledged in 2008 as one of 40 notable works of public art nationwide by Americans for the Arts. In 2012, Hauben completed a portrait of The Bronx in twenty-two paintings commissioned for the new library on the campus of Bronx Community College. These paintings are now on permanent display and open to the public.
Daniel Hauben's art is held by numerous corporate and public collections including the Museum of the City of New York, the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress, the White House, Harvard University, the New York Public Library and the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University.
In addition to his oil paintings of the Bronx, Hauben is an accomplished pastel artist and painter of natural landscapes. He has taught at the Pastel Society of America, the Art Students League and the CUNY Graduate Center, and currently teaches drawing at CCNY Spitzer School of Architecture.
BASIC FACTS: Daniel Hauben gives an artist talk "Creating a Sense of Place" on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carriage House on the East End Arts campus. Admission is free. The East End Arts is located at 133 E. Main Street, Riverhead N.Y. 11901. www.eastendarts.org.
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