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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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Still Life Memory
Acrylic & Oil Painting

$ 1,200
Visions of Sunset
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,345
Passion Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,370
Resting
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Hilltop View
Acrylic Painting

$ 525
Tea and Flowers
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,310
Landscape Memory
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,460
Promontory Vista
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
City Point
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,350
House and Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,025
Window Series
Acrylic Painting

$ 375
Garden Gate
Oil Painting

$ 1,475
Beach Road II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,325
Winter Pond
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,050
Stony Creek
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,065
Afternoon Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,050
Light Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
Hillside Retreat
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,330
Barn at Weir Farm
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,090
Green Pastures
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,000
Sunset Hill
Acrylic Painting

$ 750
Forest Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 780
Summer Season
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
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