Leonard Koscianski - Fire Eaters
American, b. 1952
Fire Eaters, 1991
Lithograph, 30 x 23.5 inches
Edition 28/35
Landfall Press

Alumni Gift

Leonard Koscianski was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1952. A student of R. Buckminster Fuller and noted American painter Wayne Thiebaud, he received his bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and his Master's Degree from the University of California, Davis. An inspired painter with a fantastical, looming vision, he has exhibited his much-acclaimed work throughout the United States and Europe. In stark contrast, the artist exhibits a softer, more naturalistic side using high key pastel colors and environmental subject matter. The diffusion of light juxtaposed against deft textural interest, creates an almost dreamscape quality.

His paintings are to be found in many public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Chicago Art Institute. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Art News and Art Forum. He is a popular professor and speaker, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including The National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and The Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Fellowship. He lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland.