Jonathan Green - 1955 - Noted art critics and reviewers consider Jonathan Green one of the most important painters of the southern experience. His work, which has been exhibited in major venues nationally and internationally, reflects an intrinsic sense of history and place.
Jonathan Green, was born and raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He is an international professional artist who graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982. Jonathan Green is considered by many art critics and reviewers as one of our nation’s most outstanding African-American artists and highly recognized visual master for capturing Southern culture and traditions. His high level of social interest and cultural commitments, and exhibitions have brought him international recognition through his travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico the West Indies, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan.
As a result of his tremendous and prolific talent, Green’s work has been embraced by collectors and critics throughout the world. His paintings can be found in major museum and cultural collections in California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Japan, Germany, Brussels, and Sierra Leone. Since 1982 Jonathan Green has received numerous honors and awards for art, social, civic, and cultural contributions. He has received honorary doctor of art degrees from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC and the Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC for his capturing and recording Southern culture and history.
Some of the numerous awards he has received include The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for Life Time Achievement, Columbia, SC 2010; Key of Life Award --- NAACP Image Awards, Los Angeles, CA 2009; Century of Achievement in Art Award, The Museum of Americas, Arlington, VA, 2003; Order of the Palmetto Civilian Award, Columbia, SC 2002, and The History Makers Award in Fine Arts, The History Makers National Archives, Chicago, IL 2001.Mr. Green’s art has been incorporated into productions of ballet, music, theatre, literature, film, and video documentaries. Currently Jonathan Green resides and paints in his studio located in Charleston’s island town of Daniel Island, South Carolina.
February 16, 2012
Preserving a Culture – Fine Art Prints of Prints of Jonathan Green
December 9, 2011 - January 14, 2012
Preservation of a Heritage
Archival Charity Posters by Jonathan Green – Art of the Gullah Artist
October 2 - November 2, 2011
The Fine Art Prints of Jonathan Green
December 10, 2010 - January 22, 2011
Lowcountry Gems: The Art of Jonathan Green
October 18 - November 20, 2011.
Figurative Landscapes of Jonathan Green
September 21 - November 20, 2010.
April - June 2010
Green – Exhibition of 18 original fine art prints by Jonathan Green
February 3 - March 3, 2010
Returning Home: Fine art Prints of Jonathan Green
September 5, 2009 - January 3, 2010
25 Years of Jonathan Green
December 12 - February 10, 2009
Jonathan Green Homecoming
December 8 - 31, 2009
Jonathan Green Composition Sketches
March 28, 2009
June 5, 2008 - October 19, 2008
April 19, 2008 - August 31, 2008
Highlights: African American Art from the Norton Collection
April 19, 2008 - July 20, 2008
In the Hands of African American Collectors
May 9, 2008 - July 11, 2008
July 13, 2007 - March 2, 2008
In the Hands of African American Collectors
November 30, 2007 - December 30, 2007
Lowcountry Art of South Carolina
2010 - The Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for Life Time Achievement in the Arts
Presented by the South Carolina Arts Foundation - May 6, 2010, Columbia, South Carolina
2009 Honoary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina - December 6, 2009
2009 - "Key of Life Award"
NAACT at the 40th NAACP Image Awards - Los Angeles, California - February 12, 2009
2008 - "Sprit of the Center Award"
African American Cultural Center, Charlotte, North Carolina - December 2, 2008
2007 Alummi Hall of Fame
Beaufort High School - Beaufort, South Carolina
2007 Artist of the Year
Penn Center, Inc. - 25th Heritage Days Celebration - Saint Helena Island, South Carolina - November 10, 2007
2006 Annual National Arts Programs Award
presented by the Links Inc., PA
2005 The Eagle Award
from the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations
2005 Named honorary International Ambassador of the Arts
for the State of Florida by Florida First Lady, Columba Bush
2005 Man of the Year
from Gulfshore Life Magazine
2004 Honorary Chair
United Arts Council of Collier County Celebrate the Arts Gala
2004 Designated Community Gem and Lifetime Member
The Gem Society of Naples, FL
2004 Honorary Chair, Bare Walls Event
The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
2004 Recognized for Outstanding Artistic Talent and Commitment to Expanding the Arts Community
The MOJA Arts Festival, Charleston, SC
2003 "Century of Achievement in Art Award"
Museum of the Americas - Arlington, Virginia - awarded in a ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina
2003 "Honorary Chair"
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Bare Walls, 2003 - Chicago, Illinois
2003 Man of Distinction Award he Education
Foundation of Collier County – Naples, FL: April 25
2002 "King Tisdell Foundation Award"
Savannah, Georgia for cultural achievements
2002 "History Makers Award in the Fine Arts"
2002 "Key to the City"
Columbia, South Carolina for the advancement of culture and the arts
2002 "Order of the Palmetto"
Columbia, South Carolina
1998 "Certificate of Honor"
Portland, Oregon for expressing the imagery, values, traditions and way of life of the Gullah culture.
1997 "Clemente C. Pickney Award"
South Carolina House of Representatives - Columbia, South Carolina for outstanding contributions to the arts
1996 "Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts"
University of South Carolina - Columbia, South Carolina
1996 "Alberta G. Peacock Award"
Naples, Florida for contributions to the arts
1993 Humanitarian Award"
Beaufort, South Carolina
1992 "Penn Center Heritage Resolution"
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina for artistic rendition of Gullah life styles and artistic contriutions
1988 "Chatham County Medallion"
Savannah, Georgia for artistic and cultural contributions
1985 Savannah, Georgia
for the visual recording of southern culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, New York
The Marco Island Historical Museum - Marcho Island, Forida
The von Liebig Art Center - Naples, Florida
The Afro-American Cultural Center - Charlotte, NC
Museum Würth, Kuenzelsau, Germany
The Afro-American Museum of Philadelphia
The American Embassy, Sierra Leone
The Beach Institute Museum - Savannah, Georgia
The Education Foundation of Collier County, Naples, FL
The Gibbes Museum of Art - Charleston, SC
The Greenville Museum of Art - Greenville, SC
The H. Lawrence McCrory Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
The IFCC Cultural Center, Portland , OR
The McKissick Museum - Columbia, South Carolina
The Morris Museum - Augusta, Georgia
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
The Segram's Collection, New York
Gullah Images - The Art of Jonathan Green
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, SC 1996 Forward by Pat Conroy 214 pages 180 color illustrations
Amadeus, the Leghorn Rooster
by Delores B. Nevils, Jonathan Green (Illustrator), Sandlapper Publishing Company, Inc.
Father and Son
By Denize Lauture, Illustrated by Jonathan Green - Philomel Books, 1992
By Patricia Lee Gauch, Illustrated by Jonathan Green, Philomel Books
By Dennis Haseley, Illustrated by Jonathan Green, Harcourt Brace & Company