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Leonard Lehrer
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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My work has seen a lengthy cyclical evolution of ideas and intent, from Bonnard-like summer afternoons in the garden to the clustering of many thoughts and experience into a variety of mediums, including my most recent journey into the world of high tech processes. Among the forces directly impacting my work are the paintings of Pontormo, the gardens and domed ceilings of the Alhambra, the movie “Last Year at Marienbad” and the writings of Jorges Luis Borges; the simultaneity of experience, i.e., that past, present and future all exist at the same moment – at this very moment – is at the very core of my understanding. Through my images I try to comprehend the very nature of my experience. I attempt to address the magic of the arts, the unexpected, the sense of discovery that the adventure of my life has provided for me. From the wonderment of the paradise garden to efforts in addressing great loss, I find that the arts embrace everything. It is pure privilege to be part of this most remarkable language system.

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery

The Phoenix Museum of Art

The McNay Art Museum

The Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris

The Sprengel Museum of Art, Hannover, Germany

Numerous museums around the world.

 

AWARDS

Grand Prize – Heitland Foundation, Celle, Germany
Gold Medal Award of Distinction, National Society of Arts and Letters
Lifetime Achievement Award in Printmaking, Southern Graphics Council International
Fulbright Scholar Grant and Senior Scholar Grant, both in Printmaking to Greece.

 

CULTURAL / ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Presenter, International Conference of Fulbright Scholars, 2000 & 2008
Developed Fine Arts Research Center, Federal Grant, Los Andes University, Bogota, Columbia
… (The Jornadas Internacional De La Critica, Dialogo Europa-America, Buenos Aires)
Chair, Arts Task Force, Fulbright Association; Keynote Address
Founding Trustee, International Print Center New York (IPCNY)
Board of Directors, Emeritus, apexart Gallery, New York
Trustee, International Centre for Culture and Management (ICCM) Salzburg, Austria
Chair, College Board National Task Force on Arts in Education