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Jonathan Green

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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.

Exhibits

February 16, 2012

Preserving a Culture – Fine Art Prints of Prints of Jonathan Green

December 9, 2011 - January 14, 2012

Preservation of a Heritage

November 2011

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.

Gullah Memories

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

Seeking

June 5, 2008 - October 19, 2008

Jonathan Green

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

The Story

July 13, 2007 - March 2, 2008

In the Hands of African American Collectors

November 30, 2007 - December 30, 2007

Lowcountry Art of South Carolina

Awards

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"

Chicago, Illinois

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

Collections

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

Books

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

Noah

By Patricia Lee Gauch, Illustrated by Jonathan Green, Philomel Books

Crosby

By Dennis Haseley, Illustrated by Jonathan Green, Harcourt Brace & Company

Bonding with Child

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
11in. x 14in.

$7,000

Robert Smalls

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
11in. x 14in.

$7,000

Fabulous

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
10 1/2in. x 10 3/4in.

$7,000

Carrying the Shade

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
10 1/2in. x 14 1/4in.

$7,000

Viewing the Horizon

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
10 3/4in. x 14 1/2in.

$7,000

Quiet Thoughts

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
10 1/2in. x 14 1/2in.

$7,000

In Love with Nature

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
10 3/4in. x 11 1/4in.

$7,000

Leaving Beaufort

Acrylic on paper
11in. x 14in.

$7,000

The Visionary

Oil on Canvas
18in. x 24in.

$20,000

The Blues Singer

Oil on Canvas
72in. x 55in.

$120,000

Fire Grass

Oil on Canvas
60in. x 72in.

$120,000