Traditional Paintings by Leonid Afremov: The Story of a Palette Knife


Leonid Afremov traditional artist was born in the city of Vitebsk, Belarus in 1955. He graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of the elite members. The school was founded in 1921 by Marc Chagall and has had many famous patrons like Kazimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky.

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Afremov left the communist regime of Soviet Union and migrated to Israel in 1990. Shortly after that he moved to the United States. He currently lives in Mexico with his wife (Inna), son (Boris) and cat (Max). Travelling has always been a source of inspiration for him. He has visited Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain Poland, Costa Rica, Australia and the Bahamas.

He has tried different techniques and fell in love with oil and palette knife. His artworks are the results of a long painting process, made of different moods, colors and emotions, and full of his inner world. Afremov loves to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world. His paintings are mostly vividly colored landscapes and cityscapes.

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Pictures via Afremov‘s DA gallery.

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