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Born in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 19, 1967, Alexey Steele began his art training at an early age in
the studio of his father, renowned Russian artist Leonid Steele. He furthered his professional
education at the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow,
studying under internationally acclaimed artist Illia Glazunov.
In 1990, Steele moved to Los Angeles where he still resides as he paints large-scaled figurative murals, commissioned portraits, and California plein air landscapes inspired by the classical color palette of the Moscow School. Two of Steele’s unique grand-scaled mural commissions include The Circle, figurative composition with a diameter of 31 feet, and the slightly smaller allegorical work, The Soul of the Hero.
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