was born in 1963 and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. He received
a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in
1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in
In 1991, Porter began exploring classicism. His paintings of antiquity
and classical mythology have been exhibited in museums and galleries
around the country and have appeared in many publications, such
as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Art & Antiques
Magazine. Porter has lectured at a number of institutions such as
the University of Notre Dame, the Dahesh Museum of Art and the Institute
of Classical Architecture & Classical America, where he is a
Fellow Emeritus. Porter is a member of the INTBAU College of Traditional
Practitioners and a recipient of the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence
in the Classical Tradition.
Recent works have included large scale ecclesiastical murals, ceiling
designs for residential settings, mythological landscape paintings,
and decorative works such as painted furniture and bas-relief design.
Porter has created a number of drawings and prints based on the
Attic red figure style and is currently working on a large painting
of “The Sacrifice of Iphigeneia”.
Porter's work is represented in many collections, both public and
private, and may be viewed online at leonardporter.com and by appointment
in his New York Studio.
Leonard Porter Studio welcomes commissions to create original paintings
and works of art. Recent commissions have included large scale murals
with complex ecclesiastical programs, ceiling designs for residential
interiors, allegorical oil paintings and decorative works. A hallmark
of the studio's production in recent years has been a seamless integration
with the architectural aspects of the project. In every case, the
specific requirements of the project are approached with the utmost
attention to appropriateness and detail. Interested parties should
contact Leonard Porter Studio to discuss the project specifics and
request a detailed proposal.
Additionally, many of the works featured on this site are available
for sale. For availability and pricing, please contact Leonard Porter
Studio at the address below.
For giclées, multiples and lithographs of ecclesiastical
work by Leonard Porter including the 14 Stations of the Cross and
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, please visit: www.segnatura.com.
153 West 27th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10001
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