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Leonard 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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Golden Movement
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
Landscape Pattern
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Green Fields
Acrylic & Oil Painting

$ 550
Lakeside House
Acrylic Painting

$ 410
Garden Path III
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,000
End of Tulips
Acrylic Painting

$ 930
Jazzy Still Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,065
Hilltop Sunset
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,225
Summer Shoreline
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,475
Mountain Glory
Acrylic Painting

$ 490
Barnyard
Acrylic Painting

$ 370
Soft Shoreline
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,475
Afternoon Stroll
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,675
Shadowed Pathway
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,420
Still Life Memory
Acrylic & Oil Painting

$ 1,000
Hilltop View
Acrylic Painting

$ 525
Tea and Flowers
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,110
Landscape Memory
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,010
Promontory Vista
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
City Point
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
House and Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,025
Window Series
Acrylic Painting

$ 375
Winter Pond
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,050
Stony Creek
Acrylic Painting

$ 865
Light Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Hillside Retreat
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,330
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Summer Salon Group Exhibition, Hulls Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA, 2008
Process to Painting, Guilford Arts Center, Guilford, CT, 2014
Familiar Places, DaSilva Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2014
Partners in Painting, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 2014
Paintings from Two Summers, Sarah's Wine Bar, Ridgefield, CT, 2011
Seasons in Transition, Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek, CT, 2010
Reflections in Light and Color , Visions Toward Wellness Gallery, Stony Creek, CT, 2008
Group Show, Artists of Vision, Visions Toward Wellness Gallery, Stony Creek, CT, USA, Group Show
SoNo Juried Art Festival, South Norwalk, South Norwalk, CT\ USA, 2009