Leonard Porter Studio
Leonard Porter is a New York based visual artist. He 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 1989.
Porter's paintings of antiquity and classical mythology have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. They have appeared in publications, such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Art & Antiques Magazine and The Classicist. Porter has lectured at educational institutions including the University of Notre Dame and the Dahesh Museum of Art. Porter is a member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners and a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He is a recipient of the Stanford White Award and the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition.
Recent works have included large scale 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 inspired by Greek precedents. Porter's work is represented in collections, both public and private, and may be viewed online at www.leonardporter.com and by appointment in his New York Studio.