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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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Water's Edge Nantucket
Acrylic & Oil Painting

$ 350
$ 297.50
Landscape Impressions VI
Acrylic Painting

$ 750
$ 637.50
Taking a Walk
Oil Painting

$ 300
$ 255
City Point
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,650
$ 1,402.50
Landscape Impressions
Acrylic Painting

$ 550
$ 467.50
Spring Blossoms
Acrylic Painting

$ 950
$ 807.50
House and Garden
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,025
$ 871.25
Coastal Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 725
$ 616.25
Blue Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Landscape Rhythms II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Garden Gate
Oil Painting

$ 1,725
$ 1,466.25
Window Series
Acrylic Painting

$ 375
$ 318.75
Fast Tide
Acrylic Painting

$ 345
$ 293.25
Beach Road II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,575
$ 1,338.75
Landscape Derivation V
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,975
$ 1,678.75
Winter Pond
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,530
$ 1,300.50
Apple Tree Forest IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,565
$ 1,330.25
Reclining Figure
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,765
$ 1,500.25
View of the Harbor
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,020
$ 1,717
Stony Creek
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,715
$ 1,457.75
Contemporary Floral
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,070
$ 909.50
Apple Trees
Acrylic Painting

$ 600
$ 510
Afternoon Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Monhegan Pines
Acrylic Painting

$ 710
$ 603.50
Light Path
Acrylic Painting

$ 450
$ 382.50
Hillside Retreat
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,320
$ 1,122
Barn at Weir Farm
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,090
$ 926.50
Afternoon in Green
Oil Painting

$ 905
$ 769.25
Afternoon Shadows
Acrylic Painting

$ 995
$ 845.75
Blue Pathway
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,010
$ 858.50
Green Pastures
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,090
$ 926.50
Still Life Patterns
Acrylic Painting

$ 990
$ 841.50
Monhegan Landscape
Acrylic Painting

$ 990
$ 841.50
Forest Walk
Acrylic Painting

$ 780
$ 663
Sunset Hill
Acrylic Painting

$ 930
$ 790.50
Summer Cornfield
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Summer Season
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Grouping of Birches
Acrylic Painting

$ 590
$ 501.50
Afternoon Still Life
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,640
$ 1,394
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