Leonid Mikhailovich Steele
(1921 - 2014)
Leonid Mikhailovich Steele was active/lived in California / Russian Federation, Ukraine. Leonid Steele is known for large scale socialist realist figure and genre painting.
Biography Leonid Mikhailovich Steele
Following is the obituary of the artist published in the California Art Club Newsletter, Fall 2014-15 issue, courtesy Elaine Adams, Director
Leonid Mikhailovich Steele (Lebeden, Ukraine, November 4, 1921 - Los Angeles, October 4, 2014)
Leonid Steele's life speaks of his brilliance and fortitude as well as the historic times, politically and artistically, in which he lived. Steele was born in Lebeden, in Ukraine, and while still in his early years, cheated death several times. He managed to live through the horrors of the 1933 famine in the Ukraine when Stalin sent grain to Western markets while millions at home were left to starve. Steele served in the Red Army during World War II, suffering a burst appendix that at the
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