Daniel Adel's 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 for TIME’s Person of the Year 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. 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 at Dartmouth and Hunter College in 1991. 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.
His work is held in public and private collections in Germany, México, Peru, Saudi Arabia, England, the United States, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Luxembourg. These include The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC., The New York Stock Exchange, New York City Hall, The New York State Court of Appeals, Princeton University, Yale University, Dartmouth College and Union Pacific Railroad. Private collections include Pierre Cardin, Whoopi Goldberg, Rupert Murdoch, Ken Fulk and Graydon Carter.
In 2001 several of Mr. Adel’s paintings were featured in the Lincoln Center production of “Ten Unknowns” starring Donald Sutherland. His portrait of Frank Langella as Clare Quilty appeared in Adrian Lyne's production of Lolita. His artwork was featured on the cover of the Newsweek issue announcing the release of Star Wars Episode 1.
Beginning in 2015 Adel began the Resonance Cycle of paintings, the first Hyperabstract paintings, which combine figurative techniques with gestural abstraction to transform flat strokes and gestures into three-dimensional forms suspended in space in light and shade.
Mr. Adel lives in the village of Lourmarin in Provence.