Leon Berkowitz

Berkowitz, Leon

A founding member of the Washington Color School, Leon Berkowitz created vibrant paintings that explore form through expansive fields of color and light. Unlike the Abstract Expressionists of the 1940s and 1950s who drew inspiration from internal psychological states, Berkowitz was inspired by the external world, particularly landscapes. Berkowitz taught art for more than ten years in Washington D.C. high schools and later taught at the Corcoran Gallery's School of Art for almost twenty years. His work is included in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the High Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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