Daniel Adel has worked as an artist, portraitist and illustrator since 1984. His award-winning work has been featured in the pages of the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times, among scores of other noted publications. His work has also appeared on the covers of magazines in the States and abroad, including the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and TIME, for whom he painted two covers in 2004. His cover portrait of George W. Bush for TIME’s Person of the Year issue in 2004 is part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. He has also been commissioned to paint the Editors-in-Chief of TIME, Der Spiegel, and Vanity Fair. 

Mr. Adel has been exhibiting his paintings in New York City since completing his studies in Art History at Dartmouth College. He has been represented by Arcadia Contemporary in New York City since 2001 where he has had several successful one-man shows. In 2011 Oceania Cruise Lines acquired a series of eight major works by Mr. Adel. He has received awards from the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club.  He was featured in the biennial exhibition of The National Academy of Design and was awarded three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators.
In 2001 several of Mr. Adel’s portraits appeared in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts production of “Ten Unknowns” by Jon Robin Baitz, starring Donald Sutherland.
Mr. Adel has painted commissioned portraits for Yale University, Dartmouth College, Union Pacific Railroad, Notre Dame, The College of William and Mary, The New York Stock Exchange as well as for numerous private clients. In 2014 he painted renowned fashion designer Pierre Cardin.

Additionally, Mr. Adel has been a featured speaker at the Corcoran Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design and The Rhode Island School of Design. He taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.


Mr. Adel lives with his wife and two sons in the village of Lourmarin in Provence, France.

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