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Leon Chartarifsky

Magic Horse

Acrylic on Acrylic
23 x 24 inches
© yes



 Leon Chartarifsky was raised in Mexico City from parents fleeing communism in Europe.

From early childhood he showed great interest in painting. He studied the harmony of colors and the vision of space.

These  studies  were  instrumental  in  shaping  up his vision of nature and, in doing so, his

Imagination to create vibrating and emotional works of art that blend areas of pure texture and color with otherwise still forms of natural objects.

 Leon Chartarifsky is definitely a pioneer. His talent creates a space that leads to an interpretation  of  the universe,  as  forms  are pulled and twisted into continuous chromatic bonfire. This is the tribute that the artist gives to each of his creations! 

 In 1980, He designed the new wing of the Museum De San Carlos in Mexico City

In 1990, The University of Mexico awarded him an Honorary Degree in Arts.

In 1999, he received an award from the Art Institute of Mexico.

In 2001, The Children’s Museum in Carlsbad, California acquired one of his paintings.

In 2002, The White House in Washington DC acquired one of his paintings.

In 2003, The Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California acquired one of his paintings.

In 2005 & 2006, Westmoore Trading Co. in La Jolla, Ca. acquired fourteen of his paintings.

In 2007 and 2009, DJ Orthopedics in Vista, California acquired several paintings.

Collectors in Europe, Middle East, Asia, South America and USA have acquired his paintings.


 2000 Washington Mutual Bank – Del Mar California

2000 Washington Mutual Bank – La Jolla, California

2000 Washington Mutual Bank – Solana Beach, California

2000 Washington Mutual Bank – Rancho Santa Fe, California

2001 Lomas Santa Fe Country Club – Solana Beach, California

2005 Gallery on 5th. – San Diego, California

2006 Artist Studio – San Elijo Hills, California

2007 Artist Studio – San Elijo Hills, California

2008 Artist Studio – San Elijo Hills, California

2008  Park Manor Suites – San Diego, California

2009 Artist Studio – San Elijo Hills, California

2010 Artist Studio – San Elijo Hills, California

2011 Hometown Realty, San Elijo Hills, California


 2002 Galerie DÁrt International – Carlsbad, California

2003 San Diego Art Institute – San Diego, California

2004 Del Mar Art GalleryDel Mar, California

2005 Institute De Las Americas UCSD - La Jolla, California

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 City of San Marcos, Community Center – San Marcos, California

2010 39th Anniversary of the Damas Latinas de San Diego, CaliforniaTijuana Baja California  

 Contact: 1404 Schoolhouse way, San Marcos, CA 92078.  Ph: 760-685-2161.  e-mail

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Leon Chartarifsky
Title: Magic Horse
Date: 2010
Medium: Acrylic on Acrylic
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Abstract
Original Dimensions: 23 x 24 inches
Copyright: yes
Primary color: 
Tags: abstract, surrealism, figurative, modern, conceptual

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