Leonid is one of the most skilled and imaginative precisionism artists in Europe. He he is also a hopeless romantic who uses his talent to paint spectacular fantasy scenes, often with oil on large canvases. Leonid’s artworks take time and anyone who had the pleasure to see them up-close was undoubtedly amazed by his attention to detail.
Leonid Lindin was born on February 13, 1958 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He completed Čiurlionis Art School and began to work as a decorator. In 1991 he took up painting as a profession while continuing to experiment with graphic design, ceramics, metal engravings and incrustation. By 1993 Leonid had three personal art exhibitions and gained a reputation as an intellectual artist. From 1995 to 1996 he worked as a designer and an art restorer in The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City where he perfected his precision techniques. Today Leonid lives and works in Vilnius as a professional painter, designer and graphic specialist.
More than 30 of Leonid’s paintings are owned by well-known Lithuanian businessman S. Zillerman, however the majority of his artworks are sold in Israel. Leonid’s paintings are also quite popular with the European and international community, especially among Jewish art collectors, so his art has traveled extensively all over the globe.
For centuries the Jewish population and especially their art culture have remained strong in Lithuania. At the beginning of the 20th century approximately 40% of the inhabitants in Vilnius city were Jews. Some even consider Vilnius as the “3rd Jerusalem”. Without a doubt, Leonid Lindin is one of the most qualified artist to offer a true representation of the Jewish-Lithuanian art culture.
While his favorite genre is seascapes, there are no limits to his imagination. If in real life he is a very modest man, in his art Leonid ventures into far corners of distant galaxies, sails over oceans and seas, and goes into wild winter forest of the north, not to mention the female beauty that occasionally comes to life on his canvas. A true romantic, Leonid paints romance like no one else.
If one had to summarize the feelings and emotions stirred by Leonid’s paintings in a few words, “amazing” and “incredible” come to mind. After seeing his art there isn’t much more to say other than – Leonid shows the utmost professionalism in all of his artworks; they truly capture your imagination and take you on a fantastic journey!
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