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.

READ MORE
Deep River
Oil Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 750
$ 637.50
Still Life with Peonies
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 2,030
$ 1,725.50
SOLD
Essex Harbor by Leonard Moskowitz (Oil Painting)
Essex Harbor
Oil Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
Sold Out
SOLD
Lily Pond Series IV by Leonard Moskowitz (Oil Painting)
Winter Pond
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,530
$ 1,300.50
Reclining Figure
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,765
$ 1,500.25
View of the Harbor
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 2,470
$ 2,099.50
Apple Tree Forest IV
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,865
$ 1,585.25
Marshland IV
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,715
$ 1,457.75
View from the Top
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 890
$ 756.50
Bouquet
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,020
$ 867
Stony Creek
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,715
$ 1,457.75
Afternoon Walk
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Monhegan Pines
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 710
$ 603.50
Contemporary Floral
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,070
$ 909.50
Light Path
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 450
$ 382.50
Apple Trees
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 600
$ 510
Cornfield Mountains
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 350
$ 297.50
Morning Sky
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,475
$ 1,253.75
Hillside Retreat
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,320
$ 1,122
Barn at Weir Farm
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,090
$ 926.50
Afternoon in Green
Oil Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 905
$ 769.25
Afternoon Shadows
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 995
$ 845.75
Blue Pathway
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,010
$ 858.50
Green Pastures
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,090
$ 926.50
Sunset Hill
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 930
$ 790.50
Forest Walk
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 780
$ 663
Monhegan Landscape
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 990
$ 841.50
Still Life Patterns
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 990
$ 841.50
Summer Cornfield
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,440
$ 1,224
Red House on Monhegan
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 980
$ 833
Afternoon Still Life
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,640
$ 1,394
Grouping of Birches
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 590
$ 501.50
Summer Season
Acrylic Painting

by Leonard Moskowitz
$ 1,340
$ 1,139
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