Teenage Artist Receives National Award, Distinguished Among World-Renowned Artists
- Saturday, May 28, 2011 12:00 PM
JERSEY CITY, USA - A 17 year-old from Jersey City, New Jersey, USA has won a national award for his art work that has put him among some of the world's most renowned artists.
In an article on NJ.com , the director of education at the Montclair Art Museum , Gary Schneider said "Leonardo's work was so surprising and fresh... He has a 'painterly' style. He uses paint in a way that you see the brush strokes. It's also very well composed and it has boldness that's almost more like graphic design; yet the background is so expressive."
He is one of 16 young artists in the country to receive the portfolio gold honor â€” a contest that started with 186,000 submissions. Laurenceau, who studied art at Jersey City Arts High School, takes home a $10,000 scholarship with the honor.
Laurenceau and the other national winners will be handed an award Tuesday at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Laurenceauâ€™s portfolio paintings will be on display at the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery in Lower Manhattan from Wednesday through June 19.
"I like to tell stories through my painting," said Laurenceau, who will graduate from McNair Academic High School. "Iâ€™m not very good with words, and my feelings come out best through my paintings. You are your own convenient model; so I tend to come out most in my paintings." Read extend article at link below.
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