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Leon Sarantos

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20110603144300-abstract_sunflowers_2010
Sunflowers in Vase, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 24 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20101214120419-nude_male_torso
Nude Male Torso, 2010 Oil on Canvas 30" X 40" © Leon Sarantos
20101214120854-coming_to_terms_-_large_copy
Coming to Terms, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24" X 30" © copyright Leon Sarantos
20101214121401-male_nude_seated
Nude Man Seated, 2010 Oil on Canvas 24" X 30" © Leon Sarantos
20110905135501-botany_pond_8-15
Botany Pond, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24 Inches Wide by 30 Inches High © Leon Sarantos
20110227140836-6_bond_chapel_painting_-_small_size
Bond Chapel, 2011 Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110309205343-gargoyle_overlooking_hull_court_12-1
Gargoyle Overlooking Hull Court, 2010 Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110322095617-mexican_roadtrip
Mexican Roadtrip, 1970 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 X 1 Inches © Copyright Leon Sarantos
20110322095921-interlocked_iimages-_venice
Interlocked Images - Venice Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110322100433-intimate_partners
Intimate Partners Oil on Canvas 10 X 16 © Leon Sarantos
20110406211903-female_nudes
Female Nudes, 2006 Oil on Canvas 16 Inches Wide X 20 Inches High © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110504151308-still_life_with_mannequin_hand
Still Life With Mannequin Hand, 2009 Oil on Canvas W 16 Inches X H 12 Inches © Leon Sarantos
20110506101149-youthful_thoughts
Youthful Thoughts, 2010 Oil on Canvas W 24 Inches X H 48 Inches © Leon Sarantos
20110604095054-dockside_at_camp_wausaukee
Dockside Oil on Canvas 24 X 30 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110527210317-winter_woods
Winter Woods Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110527210813-three_potted_geraniums
Three Potted Geraniums Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110527211027-fruit_and_vase_on_blue_tablecloth
Fruit and Vase on Blue Tablecloth Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos
20110603145923-intimate_partners
Intimate Partners Oil on Canvas 16 X 10 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110603155837-chateau_at_6000_px
Chateau at Dusk Fine Art Print © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110604093739-dockside_at_camp_wausaukee
Dock Side at Camp Wausaukee, 2010 Oil on Canvs 24 X 30 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos
20101230112929-bougainvillea_garden_in_mexico
Bougainvillea Garden in Mexico, 1972 Oil on Canvas 18 X 24 X 1 Inches © copyright Leon Sarantos
20110713135602-cobb_hall_lamp_with_red_and_green_ivy
Cobb Hall Lamp With Ivy, 2011 Fine Art Photography © Leon Sarantos
20110720085336-cobb_hall_in_fall
Cobb Hall in Fall, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720090558-blue_flowers_at_botany_pond
Blue Flowers at Botany Pond, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720091100-cobb_hall_clock
Cobb Hall Clock, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720091922-cobb_hall_lamp_with_red_and_green_ivy
Cobb Hall Lamp With Maroon and Green Ivy, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720094653-waterspout_on_bond_chapel
Waterspout on Bond Chapel, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720095314-tracery_in_purple_at_bond_chapel
Tracery in Purple at Bond Chapel, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720134642-hull_court_gate
Hull Court Gate, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720141217-gargoyle_at_cobb_gate
Gargoyle at Cobb Gate, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110720142350-turret_detail_at_cobb_hall
Turret at Cobb Hall, 2011 Fine Art Photo © Leon Sarantos copyright
20130414214624-pleased_young_girl
Pleased Young Girl, 2000 Oil on Canvas 18 X 14 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110810100555-woman_wading_in_barra_de_navidad
Woman Wading in Barra de Navidad, 1970 Oil on Canvas W 24 Inches X H 18 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110818183045-mexican_roadtrip
Mexican Road Trip Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110818183220-interlocked_images-_venice_-_small_copy
Interlocked Images - Venice Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110818183306-intimate_partners
Intimate Partners Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110818183441-still_life_with_mannequin_hand
Still Life With Mannequin Hand Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110818183536-organic_creatures_going_to_the_beach
Organic Creatures Going to The Beach Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110823140517-dockside
Dockside at Camp Wausaukee Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20110823143226-dockside
Dockside at Camp Wausaukee Oil on Canvas © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111022104309-young_lady_with_long_pipe
Young Lady With Long Pipe, 2011 Oil on Canvas H 30 Inches X W 20 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111022151550-lakeside_city
Lakeside City Oil on Canvas H 15 Inches X W 30 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111020133203-cobb_hall_lamp_with_ivy
Cobb Hall Lamp With Maroon and Green Ivy, 2011 Digital Photography © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111020133306-waterspout_on_bond_chapel
Waterspout on Bond Chapel, 2011 Digital Photography © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111022102902-coming_to_terms_-_large_copy
20111118154145-dawn_twilight_triptych
Dawn Twilight - The Sun, The Moon, The Stars , 2011 Oil on Canvas W 108 X H 24 © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111130211942-gargoyle_at_cobb_gate
Gargoyle At Cobb Gate, 2011 Photograph © Leon Sarantos copyright
20111130212119-cobb_hall_lamp_with_red_and_green_ivy
Cobb Hall Lamp With Maroon and Green Ivy, 2011 Photograph © Leon Sarantos copyright
20120410174100-fading_flower__2_
Fading Flower, 2010 Oil on Canvas 20 X 16 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20120208004955-preacher_man
Preacher Man, 2011 Oil on Canvas W 22 X H 28 © Leon Sarantos copyright
20120208005251-organic_creatures_taking_the_white_house_tour
Organic Creatures Taking the White House Tour, 2011 Oil on Canvas W 36 X H 24 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20120208005535-c-shop
C-Shop, Coffee Shop at the University of Chicago, 2011 Oil on Canvas W 30 X H 24 © Leon Sarantos copyright
20120316193100-c-shop__coffee_shop_at_university_of_chicago
C-Shop, Coffee Shop at University of Chicago, 2911 Oil on Canvas W 30 X H 24 © Leon Sarantos
20120410181639-fading_flower
Fading Flower, 2010 Oil on Canvas W 16 X H 20 Inches © Leon Sarantos
20120608042928-tracks__barge__skyway
Tracks, Barge, Skyway, 2012 Digital Art 15 X 11 © Leon Sarantos
20120914201342-lift_bridges_at_dusk__calumet_river
Lift Bridges At Dusk, Calumet River, 2012 Digital Art, Photography © Leon Sarantos
20130514200637-cowgirl_with_guitar
Cowgirl With Guitar, 2011 Oil on Canvas 28 X 22 X 1 Inches © Leon Sarantos copyright
20101214115843-leon_sarantos_-_artist_at_work
Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago
Representing galleries
Tags
cityscape painting, still-lifes, portraits, oil painting, non-objective, Giclee prints landscape landscape drawing, realism, landscape, photography, digital, abstract, figurative
Statement

Artist Statement

I have often combined art, architecture and travel by painting local scenes and buildings.  My landscapes include paintings from scenes I encountered during a trip to Mexico, as well as a winter landscape inspired by skiing in the Chicago forest preserves, Winter Woods. I also enjoy painting cityscapes, still lifes, portraits and abstracts.  My recent cityscapes draw on my experiences, walking through the University of Chicago campus, picnicking at Botany Pond, and having a hot cup of coffee at the C-Shop on a winter's day.  

Education

B. Architecture, University of Michigan, College of Arts and Architecture, 1957 - 1963
Studies included drawing, composition, rendering and water color painting.

Additional Studies

Art Institute of Chicago, figure painting.
Hyde Park Art Center, oil painting, portraits, independent study with Darrell Roberts.

Publication

Blue Flowers At Botany Pond, Digital Art. Selected by editorial committee for inclusion in Art Takes Times Square, 2013.

Represented by Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, Indiana; CornerStone Art Gallery, Whiting, Indiana;  Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona;  Artfinder, London.

Member: Union Street Gallery Guild Artist; Artsia: The Society of International Artists.  Member and Gallery Director, 119th Street Artists.

Listed in Art World Chicago: Online Art Gallery.

Artwork in private collections:  In Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, New York, Oregon, Washington and Russia. 

Art Exhibits

The Hyde Park Connection, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN. Curator, Leon Sarantos. 2014.  

South Lake Artist's Co-op Group Show, Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, Hammond, IN. 2014.

Artistic License, Regional juried exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Juror: Lou Shields. Third prize.  2013.

Networks: Solo Exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2013.

Fluidity, Regional juried exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill.  Curator: Renee Klyczek Nordstrom.  2013.

Insider Art, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill.  Curator: Jessica Segal.  2013

Ordinary Things, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Curator: Dawn Diamantopoulos. 2013.

Mad World, National juried exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Ill. Juror: Natalie Domchenko (Director: Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago). 2013.

Artistic License, Regional juried exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Juror: Michael Kaysen, Museum Specialist, the Art Institute of Chicago.  2012.

International Streaming Festival 7th Edition, International juried exhibit, Isfth Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands.  Curator: Isfth Foundation.  2012.

A Love Affair With Colors, Solo Exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2012.

ArTConneKt International Exhibition, Oriel Bach Gallery, Swansea, UK.  Curator, Owen Martin.  2012.

69th Annual Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN. Juror: Daniel Schulman (Program Director, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs).  2012.

Value Volume Variety, Regional juried exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  2012.

South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Ill.  Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.  2012.

CornerStone Photo Arts III, Regional juried exhibit, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting,  IN  Juror: Martin Martinez (Faculty, Fine Arts Department, Calumet College of Saint Joseph).  2012.

The Struggle for Art IV, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  Curator: Jim Panos.  2012.

South Side Impressions, Beverly Art Center, Chicago.  Curator:  Carla Winterbottom.  First prize.  2011.

Streaming Festival 6th Edition,  International juried exhibit, Isfth foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands. Curator: Isfth Foundation. 2011.

Real People, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Ill.  Juried National Exhibit.  Jurors: Dan Addington, Laura Kina, Rodger Bechtold.  2011.

Happiness Happens, Studio 659, Whiting, IN. Curator: Dawn Diamantopoulos.  2011.

Art by Leon Sarantos, Solo Exhibit, Riverside Mall Theatre, North Riverside, Ill.  Curator: Claire Vartabedian.  2011.

Inside Out, Praksis Gallery, Chicago, Ill..  Curator: Bill Moran.  2011.

Reclaim Art:  Benefit for Howard Brown Health Center, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois.  Curator: Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski.  2011.

Value Volume Variety II, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting, IN.  Jurors:  Robert Stanley, Jim Panos. Best of Show.  2011.

The Struggle for Art III - Art Non-Realiste, CornerStone Gallery, Whiting,  IN.  Curator: Jim Panos.  2011.

7 Deadly Sins, Studio 659, Whiting, IN.  Curator: Kathleen Ulm.  2011.

Vision Becomes Reality, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago.  Curator: Pam Hamilton.  2011.

5th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago. Curator: David Leigh.  2011.

Unfinished - Show Us What You’re Made Of, New Wave Cafe, Chicago, Curator: Tracy Kostenbader.   2010.

That Gargoyle on My Shoulder, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, the University of Chicago, Curator:  Lorraine Brochu.   2009.

Invitational Student Exhibit, Hyde Park Art Center. Curator:  Darrell Roberts.  2008.  

Recognition & Awards

Third Prize, Artistic License Exhibit, Studio 659, Whiting, Indiana, 2013.  

Best of Show Award, Value Volume Variety Exhibit, Cornerstone Gallery,  Whiting, Indiana, 2011.   

First Prize, South Side Impressions Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

Artslant Showcase Winner, 2012, for Sunflowers In Vase;  2011, for Mexican Road Trip.