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Mel Greifinger

Mel Greifinger

Floral Park, NY

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I grew up in the Bronx, New York and have been drawing since I was six years old. I use to copy picture's I found in books and magazines.
I went to high school at The School of Art & Design in Manhattan. After graduating, I worked for a year at a trade magazine in their art
department. I enlisted in the navy and spent four years in active duty, three years as a radio operator. Upon discharge, I again went into the
commercial art field, working for ad agencies. I started going to the School of Visual Art's at night, studying illustration with various
teachers. At the age of 28 I began freelancing as a full time illustrator. I did catalog art, advertising art, and book illustration's.
I did paperback and hard cover illustration's, as well as art for commercial products. I also did TV storyboards for many of the ad
agencies. I taught night classes and some day classes for four years at the Fashion Institute of Technology. At the age of 42, I
stopped working and went to The Art Student's League full time for three years, studying, with Robert Schultz. I returned to illustrating for twenty years more. After forty two years of freelancing in the commercial art field, I retired. I then studied with Attila Haijj in Oyster Bay NY for three years, until his passing. I now live in Floral Park, New York and paint at home in my studio. I am a realistic artist and now paint whatever interest's me. I have had work in show's in The National Art's Club and The Salmagundi Club. I belong to the American Artist Professional League, The Allied Artists of America and The Art League of Nassau County and the Audubon Artists. In 1995 I had a painting in the Artist Magazine. In1999 I received the Frank C. Wright Award from the American Artists Professional League for their annual show. I received the Beatrice Jackson Award for the Audubon Artist's Show in 2013. For a time my work was shown by the Sunshine Gallery in Garden City.

 

The Bayman by Mel Greifinger

 

Moose Country by Mel Greifinger

 

Canadian Geese by Mel Greifinger

 

Coney Island by Mel Greifinger

 

The Farmer by Mel Greifinger

 

Someones Pet by Mel Greifinger

 

Blue Heron by Mel Greifinger

 

At The Finish Line by Mel Greifinger

 

At The Beach by Mel Greifinger

 

The Tracker by Mel Greifinger

 

The Bagpipers by Mel Greifinger

 

Doing Business by Mel Greifinger

 

Driving The Herd by Mel Greifinger

 

Bolt by Mel Greifinger

 

Red Panda by Mel Greifinger

 

The Manhunter by Mel Greifinger

 

Catching Up by Mel Greifinger

 

Young Girl by Mel Greifinger

 

Fishing Friends by Mel Greifinger

 

Long Beach by Mel Greifinger

 

Out At Second by Mel Greifinger

 

Cougar Country by Mel Greifinger

 

Almost Home by Mel Greifinger

 

Morning wedding by Mel Greifinger

 

Audi Fox Artwork 1 by Mel Greifinger

 

Audi Fox 4 by Mel Greifinger

 

The Huddle by Mel Greifinger

 

Three Blonde's by Mel Greifinger

 

Bridge in Sunlight by Mel Greifinger

 

The Goalie by Mel Greifinger

 

Long Day by Mel Greifinger

 

George Custer by Mel Greifinger

 

European Vacation by Mel Greifinger

 

Treasure Island by Mel Greifinger

 

Last of the Mohicans by Mel Greifinger

 

War Party by Mel Greifinger

 

My Dinosaur Sticker by Mel Greifinger

 

Butterfly Girl by Mel Greifinger

 

Ace Of Spies Cover by Mel Greifinger

 

Double page ad for Audi by Mel Greifinger

 

The Bank Robbery by Mel Greifinger

 

Summer Tourist by Mel Greifinger

 

Tarzan Poster by Mel Greifinger

 

Declan On The Beach by Mel Greifinger

 

Sunlit Morning by Mel Greifinger

 

Picnic Lunch by Mel Greifinger

 

Northside Road by Mel Greifinger

 

Michele by Mel Greifinger