Milt Lauenstein

Colorful and reflective landscape paintings.

Following World War II, Milt Lauenstein studied painting at the Boston Museum School. Like a number of other American artists, he then pursued his education in Europe. Enrolled in several leading art schools, including the famous Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Artes in Paris, he also studied privately with Lucien Fontanarosa.

After returning to the U.S., Milt Lauenstein married, had a family, and pursued a career in business management. Beginning in 1976, however, he has been able to re-dedicate himself to his training as an artist, attending Massachusetts College of Art and Montserrat College of Art, as well as many painting workshops. For over twenty years, he has painted with prominent Gloucester artist, Zygmund Jankowski. A frequent Resident, as well as a Trustee of Vermont Studio Center, Mr. Lauenstein also serves on the Collections Committee of the Museum of the Cape Ann Historical Association.

Exhibited in a number of solo shows, duo and group shows, Mr. Lauenstein�s paintings have earned several awards. Galleries showing his works have ranged from his local Gloucester to Boston�s Newbury Street to the Soho District in New York City and beyond. The De Cordova Museum selected Mr. Lauenstein as one of the regional artists for its Corporate Loan Program. His work is represented in many private and corporate collections, including those of RJR Nabisco and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.

Across the years, Mr. Lauenstein has worked in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, gouache and watercolor. Painting mostly out-of-doors landscapes and seascapes on the spot, Mr. Lauenstein seeks to accentuate striking combinations of shapes, color and texture, in part by eliminating non-essential elements, while still evoking a strong sense of place. Critics characterize his work as honest and straightforward, and as exhibiting an unusual sense of place.

To view more of Milt Lauenstein’s landscape paintings please visit his website at http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/lauen/

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