Greig Steiner

 

ARTIST—THEATER DIRECTOR—DESIGNER

 

 

 

 

 

Born, Los Angeles, Calif., 9 August, 1934

 

 

From 1959 to present, resident of Estes Park, Colorado

 

 

Owner of THE GREIG STEINER GALLERY

 

 

Owner of GREIG STEINER DESIGN STUDIOS

 

 

     Post Office Box 1671

 

 

     Estes Park, Colorado  80517

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate of :  Covina Union High School,  Covina, California1952

Associate of Arts in Education, Mt. San Antonio College, Pomona, California

Bachelor of Theater Arts – Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts, Pasadena, Calif.

Listed in Who’s Who in the West

Co-author and illustration art contributor of “Preschool Language In Action”, a book for professionals working in speech and language development of young children

As a Junior in High School began dress design and manufacturing business “SHIRLEY GREIG ORIGINALS”

 

THEATER CAREER

 

  • Designed first stage set for “The Cherry Orchard” in 1952 at age 18 for the Pasadena Playhouse student theater.
  • 0First  theater job (other than dancing) working backstage on a production with Harpo Marx
  • Art Director, Scene Designer, Technical Director, Carpenter, Scene Painter, Property Manager for all Student Theaters (3) and “Playhouse TV”; Pasadena Playhouse Student Theaters.
  • Wardrobe Director; Pasadena Playhouse Main Stage Theater.
  • Art and Technical Director – Gilmore Brown Playbox, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Art and Technical Director Tacoma Little Theater, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Art and Technical Director – Designed and built the theater for – THE DARK HORSE THEATER, Estes Park, Colo.
  • Designed and built THE BACKROOM THEATER for the same group
  • Art and Technical Director – U.S. Army Special Services Stage director, project designer, 8th Army, Korea and Ft. Lewis, Washington, Post Theater.
  • Stage Director – Art Director – Technical Director, Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies.
  • Designer of the Melodrama Theater of Ouray, Colorado.
  • As a dancer; performed in over 2,500 performances for American Red Cross, Military Camp Shows, Troop Ship Shows, U.S.O. Camp Shows, Military Hospital Shows.  Also appeared in many stage productions.

 

As a Designer /Director/Dancer/Actor/Producer, credited with over 350 shows:  Including, but not limited to:

 


  • The Cherry Orchard – 1952
  • A Penny For Charon (U.S. premier)
  • The Rainmaker
  • All Army Entertainment Contest Finals, Korea
  • All Army Entertainment Contest Finals, U.S.A.
  • Androcles and the Lion
  • The Desert Song (twice)
  • Stalag 17
  • The Terrible Meek
  • Desperate Hours
  • Blind Alley
  • The Enchanted Cottage
  • Mr. Mergenthwirker’s Lobblies
  • Laura
  • Separate Tables
  • Hail to the Chief – with Paul Maxey
  • The Cocktail Party
  • Engaged (Dir. By Gilmore Brown)
  • The Brothers Karamazoff
  • R.U.R.  (Ford Foundation Sponsored)  This was the first play introducing “Robots”,  which coined the word
  • Front Page (Ford Foundation Sponsored)
  • The Velvet Glove (For the Catholic Drama Society of So. Cal.; Dir. By Tom Brown Henry)
  • Harvey (twice)
  • Dracula
  • King of Hearts
  • Finian’s Rainbow (twice)
  • Charley’s Aunt
  • The Boy Friend
  • House of Bernarda Alba
  • Baby Doll
  • Halo on a Shelf (Cahuenga Playhouse, Hollywood, premier production)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin (from the original script)
  • Of Thee I Sing (wardrobe director)
  • The Four Poster (with Imogene Coca and King Donavan, wardrobe Dir.)
  • Mr. Roberts
  • He Done Her Wrong, or Wedded But No Wife
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
  • An Indian Maiden’s Revenge or the Tender Tale of Tellie Doe
  • Midsummer Nights Dream
  • Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • The Bald Soprano
  • The Drunkard (from the original production script)
  • Private Lives (Director/Designer)
  • Spoon River Anthology (Director/Designer, twice)
  • Lo and Behold
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Arsenic and Old Lace (Director/Designer, twice) also played Aunt Martha in Korea where there were no women available to cast
  • Curious Savage
  • Waiting for Godot
  • The Gin Game
  • The Odd Couple
  • Lion in Winter (twice)
  • East Lynn
  • Once Upon a Mattress
  • My Three Angels
  • The Dining Room – 1990
  • The Housekeeper -- 1990
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers -- 1990
  • Three Men on a Horse
  • All That Glitters Is Not Gold
  • Lower Depths
  • Nunsense—1994
  • Nunsense II—1998
  • The Fantasticks—1999
  • 40 Karats—2000
  • The Mikado—Gilbert and Sullivan—2002
  • Titanic, The Musical—2003
  • Arsenic and Old Lace—2003
  • Among others


ART CAREER

 

As a painter, sculptor….

 

First Blue Ribbon and Best of Show at 12 yrs. Old, in the adult division

Various prizes and awards over years

Associate Artist, Stirling Studios and Galleries, Estes Park Colorado, 1962—1968

Principal Artist , Greig Steiner Gallery and Design Studios—1967 to Present

Began easel painting in 1962 as Associate Artist in the Dave Stirling Studios in Estes Park, Colo. 

Established independent studios and gallery in 1967 with continuing annual one man show of Paintings, Bronze, Prints, Sculptures

PRINCIPAL MEDIA:  Oil on board or canvas; Bronze;  Pencil;  Painted Glass;  Cloisonné for the walls;  Bonded marble, porcelain,  terra-cotta,

 

ONE MAN SHOWS

 

  • Auslew Gallery, Norfolk, Virgina
  • Little Creek Officers Club, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Pasadena Playhouse Museum
  • De La Mano Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Pisces Club, Washington, D.C.
  • The Cradle Gallery, Morrison, Colorado
  • Silver State Bank, Denver, Colorado
  • Vail Associates Gallery, Vail, Colorado
  • May Gallery, The Borgata, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Stephen De Christopher Galleries, Palm Springs, California

 

PRIVATELY SPONSORED ONE-MAN SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

 

ALSO SHOWN AT

 

  • Allied Artists of America Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  • The Peacock Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • The Peacock Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Ranchos Ritz Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • Taos of Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
  • Among others.

 

MAJOR INSTALLATIONS

 

  • COMMISSION: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Spgs., Colo. (bronze)
  • COMMISSION: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence, Mo. (bronze)
  • COMMISSION: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. (bronze) (glass murals)
  • COMMISSION: University of Colorado – Boulder, Co. ( Monumental Figure (bronze) of “Orpheus – God of Music” for Music School—Life-Size bust of “Running Brave” (bronze and gold) Campus Library
  • Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colo. (paintings)
  • National Park Service Regional Headquarters, Denver, Colo. (paintings)
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Headquarters, Colo.: paintings and large painted glass mural.
  • Estes Park, Colo. Medical Center: paintings and bronze
  • Estes Park Area Museum and Municipal buildings and outdoor Installations of paintings and bronze
  • Lutheran Hospital, Grand Island, Nebraska: bronze portrait plaque
  • Foothill College, Glendora, Calif.: bronze/paintings/large glass murals
  • Twin Lakes Bank, Wichita, Kansas: life size gilt bronze figure, Cloisonne’ mural triptych, bas relief and torn metallic paper mural
  • The Main Mall, Winfield, Kansas: bronze fountain
  • Scottsdale Art Center, Scottsdale, Arizona: sculptural construction
  • Timberline Restaurant, Estes Park, Colo.: group of painted glass Murals
  • Nicky’s Restaurant, Estes Park, Colo. Painted glass ceiling
  • Cereal Food Processors, Kansas City, Mo.: Large painted glass mural
  • Park National Bank, Estes Pk. Co.: painted glass mural/ paintings
  • Various other commissions in corporate and private collections

 

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS:

 

  • Military Post Library, Seoul, Korea – including all interior furniture designs
  • The Courtyard Building, Estes Park, Colo
  • The Gazebo Restaurant and Courtyard Tavern, Estes Park, Colo
  • The Clocktower Café and Bar, Vail, Colo.
  • C. J. Capers, “Cassies” Restaurant, Vail, Colo.
  • Façade for Gaslight Square, Estes Park, Colo.
  • Among others

 

Taught for 15 years in private school – History and Evolution of Picture Framing   and the History and Evolution of Prints and Print-making processes

Art show judge and lecturer.  Gallery talks and classes for a variety of art groups around the country.  Children’s classes in variety of art oriented subjects.  Lectures on art forms and other related subjects for service clubs.

Principal Design Consultant for a project to create a Cultural Arts Center for the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. 

20 year member of the Board of Directors of the Estes Park Music Festival From 1962 to present have maintained a one man show of paintings, sculpture, constructions and limited edition prints at THE GREIG STEINER GALLERY AND DESIGN STUDIOS, Estes Park, Colo.