MISHA (Michael) LENN was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia in 1962. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Graphics and Advertising from the prestigious Mukhina Vocational Art School in Russia, in 1984.
Misha has developed a very distinctive style of Watercolor Painting. His favorite motifs are Figures, Still Life and City Scenes. The complex patterns of Klimt, the elegance and grace of Degas, the romantic verve of Renoir, the technical command of Monet and the vibrant energy of Toulouse Lautrec have been his primary influences.
Impressionism permeates his work. Misha's musical interest appears in his art in the form of musical scores collaged into his Paintings, an element that has become his artistic trademark.
He has received numerous awards in excellence, logo design and national competitions, including: American Graphic Design Award 1995, Regional PRINT Magazine 1995, Best of Business Card Design 1996, Letterhead and Logo Design 1997, Best of Watercolor 1997, and Watercolor Expressions 1999.
At a very early age while studying music, he found that he had an inclination to draw. With his mother's support, he made the switch and has not looked back since.
After graduation, Misha's name was becoming very well known in Russia. His name was being associated with many prestigious events in Russia, including beauty pageants, music festivals, and ballroom competitions.
During this time he was participating in international events in Germany, Italy, and Finland.In 1990, he came to the United States and he quickly distinguished himself in the fields of Fashion Design (Donna Karan and Calvin Klein), Graphic Design and Fine Art.
Among his clients are: the New York Times magazine; Sony; Design Times magazine; the Boston Ballet; Prudential Insurance Co; MIT; Bloomingdale's; and Women?s Wear Daily.
His portfolio also includes book illustration literature (75 illustrations of novels of John Steinbeck) and cover spreads for major publishers, such as Houghton Mifflin and Heinle and Heinle.
Misha is active in supporting a variety of charitable causes and often donates his works for fund raising auctions and events. In the midst of all of his success, however, he still finds time to instruct at Lasell College in Fashion Illustration, sharing all that he knows.
VISIT our STORES at:
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ------ http://antiquesandcollectibles.ecrater.com/
BEAUTIFUL GEMSTONE PENDANTS -- http://beautiful-gemstone-pendants.ecrater.com/
FINE ART GALLERY ----------------- http://fine-art-gallery.ecrater.com/
FINE JEWELRY & GEMSTONES ----- http://fine-jewelry-gemstones.ecrater.com/
UNIQUE PENDANTS ------------------ http://uniquependants.ecrater.com/
WORLD COINS DEALER ------------ http://world-coins-dealer.ecrater.com/
We Ship to the USA & International. For the Shipping Rates to: Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, Canada, and International purchases, please email us before purchasing. To email us, Click on the ASK SELLER A QUESTION link above.
If you are viewing this item thru GOOGLE PRODUCTS, click on the STORE link above, to see All ITEMS in our STORE.
It will take you to our STORE, where you can check out: the CATEGORIES, our FAQs, the VIEW CART page, our HOME page, ABOUT US page, the TERMS page which specifies our PAYMENT and SHIPPING information, and our email CONTACT information page.