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Leonard Koscianski

Leonard Koscianski

Leonard Koscianski was born in Cleveland, Ohio. A student of R. Buckminster Fuller, and noted American painter Wayne Theibaud, he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his Master’s degree from the University of California, Davis.

He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States and Europe, and is represented by the Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York, the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, and the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles.

His artwork is to be found in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Chicago Art Institute. It has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Art News, Art Forum, and Art in America.

He has received numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Art’s Individual Artist Fellowship, and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship. He lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland.


National Endowment for the Arts’ Individual Artists Fellowship, 1985, and 1989

Maryland Art’s Council’s Individual Artists Fellowship, 1995,1993, 1989, and1986

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Fellowship, 1989, Bellagio, Italy

Tennessee Arts Commission, Visual Artists Fellowship, 1984

“Awards in the Visual Arts”, Individual Artists Fellowship, 1983

“SECCA 7”, Individual Artists Fellowship, South Eastern Center For Contemporary Art, 1983


Master of Fine Art, University of California, Davis, California

Bachelor of Fine Art, Cleveland Institute of Art , Cleveland, Ohio

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

University of Detroit School of Architecture, Detroit, Michigan

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Museum Collections:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia.
The Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaulkee, Wisconsin.
The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California.
The Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina
The Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama
The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
The Arnot Museum of Art, Oswego, New York
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.
University Art Museum.  Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
The Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis California.

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