Leonard Porter is a visual artist based in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts. Porter is a member of the INTBAU College of Traditional Practitioners and a Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He is a recipient of the Stanford White Award and the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition.
Porter’s paintings of antiquity and classical mythology have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. They have appeared in publications, such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Art & Antiques Magazine and The Classicist.
In recent years, Porter has collaborated with a number of prominent classical architects and designers. A hallmark of the studio’s production is sensitivity to appropriateness within an architectural context. Works have included large scale murals, ceiling designs for residential settings, mythological landscape paintings, and decorative works such as painted furniture and bas-relief design.
Portraits include Edward J. Damich, Chief Judge of the US Federal Court of Appeals and Matthew and Joyce Walsh, Donors of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, The University of Notre Dame. Porter has also created a number of works on paper inspired by Greek precedents.
Porter has taught at the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art and has delivered artist lectures at the ICAA, The Dahesh Museum of Art, The University of Notre Dame and other institutions. Porter served on the award juries of the Alma Shapiro Prize (2006), Edward Vason Jones Scholarship (2006) and the Arthur Ross Awards (2005).