(1903 - 1971)
Michael Lenson was active/lived in New Jersey / Russian Federation. Michael Lenson is known for realist genre and figure easel and mural painting.
Biography Michael Lenson
The following, at the suggestion of Barry Lenson, son of the artist, is from the artist's website, www.michaellenson.org.
Michael Lenson (1903-1971) has gained widespread recognition as one of America's most important realist painters.
Born in Russia, Lenson emigrated to America in 1911. While a student at the National Academy of Design in 1928, he won the coveted $10,000 Chaloner Paris Prize which paid for four years of study in London (Slade School of Art), Paris (Academie des Beaux Arts) and the Netherlands. While abroad, his works were exhibited in the Autumn and Spring Parisian Salons and other venues.
Upon his return to America, Lenson won critical acclaim in one-man shows in Manhattan's Kende, Bonestell and othe
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