About the Artist

Self Portrait

Paul Greene was born in Brooklyn in 1925, He attended Erasmus Hall High and Cooper Union (Art). He served in the U. S. Army in Europe (1943-45), received a BA from Brooklyn College (1949), and an LLB from Columbia Law (1952). Paul is presently retired in good standing from the Bars of New York and Massachusetts. Before practicing law he devoted some years to developing his art, primarily oils: portrait, landscape and cityscape. He studied at the New York Art Students League, maintained a studio on Union Square, and showed regularly in the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit and in galleries throughout the city. In 1965 Paul and his wife Martha and their children moved from New York to Sheffield in the Massachusetts Berkshires. There and on the Maine Coast he found the subject matter and motivation for some remarkable landscape and seascape art which you are invited to view and consider for purchase at this website.

In the above 2011 photo Paul stands next to Ten Presiding Judges, Southern Berkshire District Court, (oil on canvas) which hangs in the courthouse in Great Barrington. Paul created this multiple subject portrait over several years (2000-2010). He originally intended to have just the three earliest judges in the left corner of the canvas with a Berkshire landscape filing the remainder. It now includes most of the presiding judges from 1885 to the present, and is recognized as the most unique judicial portrait in Massachusetts courts.