Leonard Moskowitz

Lenny Moskowitz

"I am continually challenged by my desire for simplicity in my work. For me, a sense of balance within a picture is crucial. Dark and light, sweeping vistas that surround a knot of trees, an actual moment of being in the landscape--these images of captured motion intrigue me as an artist. "

Lenny Moskowitz doesn't approach a painting with a preconceived idea. He places himself in front of his inspirations, trying not to judge his work in progress, telling himself that he is painting for the first time each time. There is a good deal of experimentation and trial and error. He hopes his paintings impart his emotional reactions to the visual world.

When Moskowitz is looking at a motif, be it a figure or a landscape, he responds to the shapes and flow of movement. He wants to meld with the subject and recreate a sense of its spirit through his painting. To communicate his emotional response, he simplifies and isolates certain aspects of shapes, exaggerates certain colors, and excludes others. He finds that this creates something new. It is not the subject anymore, and it is not the artist, but it takes on a life of its own.

The artist has a master's degree from Cranbrook Academy in Bloomfield, Michigan, and is currently a professor of art at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He is represented by various galleries and has shown his work extensively in New England. He was most recently selected by the Liquitex Corporation for their Artist of the Month in July 2009. Previous awards include Resident Artist at the Anderson Center for the Interdisciplinary Arts in Redwing, Minnesota.

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House and Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,025
The Meadow
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,700
Blue Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Long Shores
Acrylic Painting

$ 625
Fast Tide
Acrylic Painting

$ 345
Window Series
Acrylic Painting

$ 375
Garden Gate
Oil Painting

$ 1,725
Afternoon Pathway
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,675
Beach Road II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
Reclining Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,765
Winter Pond
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,530
Stony Creek
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,715
Light Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Afternoon Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Monhegan Pines
Acrylic Painting

$ 710
Apple Trees
Acrylic Painting

$ 600
Hillside Retreat
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,320
Barn at Weir Farm
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,090
Blue Pathway
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,010
Green Pastures
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,090
Sunset Hill
Acrylic Painting

$ 930
Forest Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 780
Summer Cornfield
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,440
Summer Season
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Group Show, Artists of Vision, Stony Creek, CT, USA, Visions Toward Wellness Gallery, Group Show
SoNo Juried Art Festival, South Norwalk, CT\ USA, South Norwalk, 2009
Summer Salon Group Exhibition, New Haven, CT, USA, Hulls Gallery, 2008
Process to Painting, Guilford, CT, Guilford Arts Center, 2014
Familiar Places, New Haven, CT, DaSilva Gallery, 2014
Partners in Painting, Purchase, NY, Manhattanville College, 2014
Paintings from Two Summers, Ridgefield, CT, Sarah's Wine Bar, 2011
Seasons in Transition, Stony Creek, CT, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, 2010
Reflections in Light and Color , Stony Creek, CT, Visions Toward Wellness Gallery, 2008