Alexey Steele, born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1967, began his art training at an early age in the studio of his father, the renowned Russian painter, Leonid Steele. He furthered his professional education at the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow under internationally acclaimed artist Illia Glazunov. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990.
Known for his large-scale figurative works, Steele’s approach to figure is rooted in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. At the same time, his works possess a modern feel and intensity in their peculiar audacity of grand scale and grand themes.
Solo Shows: Russian Treasures and Two Generations of Artists: Leonid and Alexey Steele at the Fleischer Museum of Art in Scottsdale, Arizona; 2005 Outside Constraints at the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California.
Group Exhibitions: the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu; Pasadena Historical Museum; Pasadena Museum of California Art; Phippen Museum, Prescott; University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles
Unique grand-scaled mural commissions The Circle (figurative composition with a diameter of 31 feet), and the slightly smaller allegorical work, The Soul of the Hero
Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club
Newspapers & Magazines:Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Southwest Art Magazine
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award for Best Painting from the CAC 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Selected to create “Angel of Unity”, a larger-than-life statue, installed at the Comerica Bank Towers in Downtown Los Angeles as part of A Community of Angeles Art Project in Los Angeles
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