LEONID AFREMOV (1955-2019)
40" x 54", Oil on Canvas 11143
40"x 60", Oil on Canvas 11144
Leonid Afremov (1955-2019)
Leonid Afremov was born on the 12th of July 1955 in Vitebsk, Belarus. He was a Russian-Israeli modern impressionistic artist who worked mainly with a palette knife and oils.
Leonid Afremov became interested in art at a young age, and decided to pursue his love for painting by attending the local art school, founded by Mark Chagall, a well known artist who grew up in the same town. Along with Chagall, Malevich and Kandinsky, Leonid Afremov was a member of the famous Vitebsk painting school. Leonid worked continuously and participated in many different exhibitions in Vitebsk, but even with the recognition he struggled as a young artist. Over time he developed his own unique technique and style which is unmistakable and cannot be confused with other artists.
He lived in Belarus until 1990 when he moved to Israel. He worked there between 1990-2002, and then from 2002-2010 in Boca Raton, Florida.
After moving around he finished off his career painting mainly landscapes, city scenes, and seascapes in Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico, where he died in 2019.