David A. Leffel is active/lives in New Mexico, New York. David Leffel is known for classical real still life and portrait painting, teaching.
"Self Portrait with Brush"
25 x 23 inches Oil on Linen
Biography David Leffel
Born and raised in New York City, David Leffel is a painter in the
style of early Dutch and Flemish painters such as Vermeer and
Rembrandt. His childhood was quite different from most children
as he spent eleven years, from
the ages of 4 until 15, in the hospital with osteomyelitis, a bone
disease. During this time, he developed a love of art expression,
Following high school graduation, Leffel attended Parsons School of Design
and Fordham University and worked odd jobs in California and New York. He
enrolled in the Art Students League in New York, and eventually taught there for 20
In the 1970s, he took illustration jobs to make money and, having
returned full ti
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