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Victor Letonoff works primarily in oils and watercolors to paint portrait, still life and figurative works. Light is his most important resource - following the footsteps of the Chiaroscuro artists of the Renaissance era - creating striking contrasts between light and dark areas to affect a feeling of depth in his paintings.
After retiring from a 35-year career as an officer in the US army, Victor Letonoff attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, earning the school's Certificate Degree. During this time, he was awarded a number of distinguished awards. In addition, he attended the Ecole Des Beaux Artes in Paris. He also studied periodically with Nelson Shanks at his Philadelphia school, Incaminati.
Over last decades, Victor Letonoff has shown his work in numerous group exhibits as well as solo shows - including a 2010 solo show in Wilmington, awarded by the Delaware Division of the Arts. His work can be found in public and private collections including that of the New Castle County Court House in Wilmington, Delaware.
He currently works from his studio in Lewes, Delaware.
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