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LEO YENI

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Armory Art Center WPB
LEO YENI

1700 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach 33401
January 19th, 2013 - February 9th, 2013
Opening: January 18th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.armoryart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
miami beach
EMAIL:  
armoryartcenter@armoryart.org
PHONE:  
561-832-1776 ext 33
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-4

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition of works by Italian-Jewish artist Leo Yeni will feature watercolors and pen and ink drawings created over a span of 40 years and across two continents. The artist chronicled a life interrupted. Yeni received his education at the Institute Israelites until the racial laws of 1938 discontinued his studies. He was sent to a Swiss labor camp and was a World War II survivor. He was later freed to finish his art degree at the Academy of Fine Art “Brera” in Milan. In 1946, Yeni emigrated to New York city and became an active designer and fine artist. His paintings are included in numerous private and corporate collections internationally. Some of his legacy will be presented and preserved at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.