David Leffel, “Self-Portrait (detail)," oil

World-renowned master painter David A Leffel will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and present an onstage demonstration in 2018. Details here!

David A Leffel will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and present a demonstration during the opening ceremonies of the 7th Annual Plein Air Contention & Expo (PACE), to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16-20, 2018. PACE is the largest gathering of landscape and plein air artists in the world. The award will be presented by PleinAir Publisher B. Eric Rhoads.

Leffel was born in Brooklyn in 1931, and as a young child spent years in hospitals battling a bone disease. He used this time to hone his drawing abilities, developing a passion for art. This eventually led him to enroll in Parsons School of Design, as well as Fordham University. At the Art Students League of New York, he flourished under the artist and instructor Frank Mason and ultimately taught there himself for 25 years.

In 1992 Leffel and his partner, the renowned painter Sherrie A. McGraw, moved to Taos, where their studios overlook the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Well-known to art students worldwide through his bestselling books and videos, Leffel conducts workshops throughout the country.

To learn more, visit the PleinAir Convention & Expo.

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