Alan Leitner

Alan Leitner is an American abstract artist. He was born in 1947 in an ethnically diverse section of Los Angeles. Alan was the center of three kids in a Jewish family.[citation needed] He received his B.S. in art in 1971 from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, where he met his first wife who wanted to impinge on to Hawaii. Also in 1971, he acquired an art foundry that produced blown glass, sculpture, ceramics and paintings, which contributed greatly to his understanding of art. In 1987, he normal a M.F.A. in painting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The graduate program required students to attain some teaching, and through this teaching he met Alyn Brownley who at the mature headed the art program at Leeward Community College. Brownley requested Alan to teach her art class for one semester though she pursued a move to University of Hawaii at Manoa. After graduation, Dr. John Conner, the department colleague dean, offered Alan a full-time teaching point at Leeward Community College, where he is currently a professor. Alan has furthermore taught at Honolulu Community College and University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Leitner's art is abstract, utilizing muted earth tones as the main colors. He often affixes various objects to his canvases. Untitled #4, in the amassing of the Honolulu Museum of Art, is typical of his superior work.

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