Daniel Adel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984 with a degree in Art History. He continued his studies at the National Academy of Design, and at the Hunter College MFA program in New York City. While developing his own work, his commissioned projects have been featured in the pages of The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, among others. His work has also appeared on the covers of many magazines in the States and abroad, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsweek, and Time, for whom he painted the Man of the Year cover in 2004. He has also been commissioned to paint the Managing Editor of Time and the Editors-in-Chief of Der Spiegel and Vanity Fair.
In 2001 Mr. Adel’s paintings appeared in the Lincoln Center production of “Ten Unknowns” by Jon Robin Baitz, starring Donald Sutherland.
Mr. Adel has been exhibiting his paintings in New York City since 1989. He has been represented by Arcadia Fine Arts in SoHo since 2001 where he has had four one-man shows, most recently in December, 2009.
Mr. Adel has also painted commissioned portraits for such clients as Union Pacific, Notre Dame, The College of William and Mary, The New York Stock Exchange, The New York State Court of Appeals, as well as for numerous private clients.