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Transcript of Leonid Afremov
Childhood history- Adult Artist
Leonid was born in Vitebsk, Belarus.
He was born to Bella Afremova and Arkadiy Afremov.
His mother was a worker in a metal factory and his father was a shoe maker and designer. He was raised in a traditional Jewish home. During his time in school Leonid was beaten by his school mates for his Jewish beliefs. During his eighth grade year in school Leonid suffered kidney damage as a result of excess exposure to the cold. This led to hypertension which he still battles with today. During his teen years he ended up taking care of his paralyzed grandmother.
Life as an artist
Leonid did not have but one piece that he is famous for but became famous when he moved to the U.S. and began selling his art on Ebay.com.
Leonid has worked in Vietsbik, Belarus; Ramat-Gan, Irael; and various places in the U.S.
Leonid has painted his whole life and only become famous recently in the past fourteen years.
Leonid had struggles selling his artwork before moving to the U.S. due to anti-semitism and he has struggled with this since.
Leonid Afremov was born on July 12th 1955 in Vitebsk, Belarus and is still alive today.
I could not find any listing of awards Leonid has won so at this point I will assume none. Leonid began gaining comissions in New York when he moved there and shortly after he sold paintings on Ebay at his sons request.
Starting at the left:
Piece 1 is called Old Vietsbik and is a piece Afremov related to his original home.
Piece 2 is called Calm Sailing and is of a boat at offshore.
Piece 3 is called The Shores of Spain and shows the shores of spain
In this piece Leonid creates balance. Balance can be symmetrical or asymmetrical. The balance that Leonid creates here is symmetrical. You can see that he is using one point perspective and the trees on each side o the
"I tried different techniques during my career, but I especially fell in love with painting with oil and palette knife. Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression." Leonid Afremov
Leonid is famous because of the amazing talent he displays. He is the best at palette knife painting.
Leonid is part of the impressionist art movement. He began a movement of soul-inspired works of art. He inspired art work that is highly expressive.
Leonids paintings have been turned into greeting cards, posters, covers for phones, laptops, ipods; and post cards.
Leonid started out with nothing. He began painting and got paid nearly nothing. Every where he went he was battling some hardship in his career. BEING AN ARTIST IS NOT EASY. He battled Anti-semitism, poverty, and strenuous family affairs. He grew up very close to the artist Marc Chagall. He has prospered despite the struggles he faced. He now lives in the popular resort town Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. His son manages most of the sales of his art work. Leonid has tried his very best to make his work affordable for the common people.