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 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. His work has also appeared on the covers of other magazines in the States and abroad, including the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and TIME, for whom he painted two covers in 2004. He has 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 major works by Mr. Adel. He has received awards from the Salmagundi Club, Communication Arts, The Society of Illustrators, The National Arts Club and The National Academy of Design.
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. His portrait of Frank Langella as Clare Quilty appeared in Adrian Lyne's production of Lolita. His cover artwork was featured on the Newsweek issue announcing the release of Star Wars Episode 1.
Mr. Adel has painted commissioned portraits for Princeton University, Yale University, Dartmouth College, Union Pacific Railroad, Notre Dame and 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 Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Mr. Adel lives in the village of Lourmarin in Provence.