Misha Lenn

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Mikhail and the family name is Lenn.
Misha Lenn
Born Misha Lenn
(1962-07-20) 20 July 1962 (age 52)
Saint Petersburg, USSR
Education Saint Petersburg Academy of Art and Design, Russia
Known for painting, watercolor painting, drawing
Awards «Muse Award» — Best Watercolor Artist of America

Misha Lenn (Russian: Ми́ша Ленн) — a Russian-born watercolor painter whose works are in private collections of Mikhail Gorbachev, Diana Krall, conductor Yuri Temirkanov, actor John Malkovich, composer John Williams and many others. Misha was the official artist of Boston Marathon, Kentucky Derby[1] and other prominent venues.

Biography[edit]

Born in Saint Petersburg, Misha at a very early age, while studying music, found that he had an inclination to draw. He has given up the piano to painting. In 1984 he graduated with a masters degree from Saint Petersburg Academy of Art and Design. In 1990, Misha immigrated to United States. He continues to work in his studio in Boston, while his works are exhibited in museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Russia and Israel.

He has created watercolors commissioned by DKNY, Calvin Klein, Harvard University, Boston, Chicago and Colorado Symphony orchestras, and several international jazz venues, including Tanglewood Jazz Festival.[2]

Interesting fact: in order to feel the movement better, artist took tango lessons.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2005 — Best Watercolor Artist of America — «Muse Award» (American Alliance of Museums) — ARTV Awards
  • 2001 — Vision Award — Boston, MA
  • 1999 — Best of Watercolor #3 — Betty L.Schlemm
  • 1998 — Watercolor Expressions — Betty L.Schlemm
  • 1997 — Best of Watercolor / Painting Texture — Betty L. Schlemm
  • 1997 — Best of Watercolor / Painting Light and Shadow — Betty L. Schlemm

Collections[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Newport Art Museum - Newport, Rhode Island
  • Churlionis National Museum of Art - Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Museum of Jewish Culture - Vilnius, Lithuania

Private collections[edit]

Prominent exhibitions and work[edit]

2012

2011

2010

  • Official Artist of the Venskiy Ball in Moscow, Russia

2009

  • Official Artist of the Venskiy Ball in Moscow, Russia
  • Moscow Kremlin, Russia
  • Almaty Twin Towers, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Marriot Hotel, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Chestnut Hill Gallery, Lexington, MA

2008

2007

  • Official Artist of the Kentucky Derby
  • Official Artist of the Equestrian Games — St. Petersburg, Russia
  • James Street Gallery — London, UK
  • La Pointe Gallery — Marco Island, Florida
  • Hotel d'Angleterre — St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • Park West Gallery — Southfield, MI
  • James Street Gallery — London, UK
  • Official Artist of the Westminster Kennel Club – New York, New York
  • Monastirli Art Gallery — St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Russian Consulate — Gothenburg, Sweden
  • The ARTV Awards (winner) — Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Baker Salon — Moscow, Russia

2005

  • Official Artist of the Westminster Kennel Club – New York, New York
  • Park West Gallery — Southfield, MI
  • James Street Gallery — London, UK

2004

2003

  • Botero Gallery — Marco Island/Naples, FL
  • Wit Gallery — Lenox, MA
  • Central House of Artists Gallery — Moscow, Russia
  • The French Library & Cultural Center — Boston, MA
  • Official Artist of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival — MA

2002

  • Tango World — St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Boston Pops Holiday Concerts
  • Park West Gallery — Southfield, MI
  • Official Artist of the Tanglewood Jazz Festival — MA

2001

  • Boston Public Library — Boston, MA
  • Art 3 Gallery — Manchester, NH
  • Diana Levine Fine Art — Boston, MA
  • Heritage Gallery — St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Lois Richards Galleries — Greenwich, CT

2000

  • Lois Richards Galleries — Greenwich, CT
  • Diana Levine Fine Art — Boston, MA

1999

  • Grand Image — Seattle, WA
  • La Brasserie — Washington, DC
  • Arts Festival of Boston — Boston, MA

1998

  • Lasell College — Newton, MA
  • Design Times Magazine — Boston, MA
  • International Theater Festival — Avignon, France

1997

  • The Design Place — Lowell, MA
  • Eclipse Gallery — Boston, MA

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Julie Masis, Official Kentucky Derby artist draws on his imagination — The Boston Globe, May 6, 2007
  2. ^ Maria Raikina, ¯Watercolor in Jazz˘, Moskovskij Komsomolets, 6 July 2007

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