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David A. Leffel

The Mastery of Light - A Retrospective

May 14 - August 7, 2016

In the 1960s, David A. Leffel broke with mainstream abstraction by reviving the art of the Old Masters. He studied Rembrandt's creative process and developed a powerful, personal style that explores the magic and mystery of light. This exhibition of over fifty paintings, his first major retrospective, spans the years from 1958 to the present, and reveals why he is regarded as one of today's great masters of traditional realist art.



May 14 - August 7, 2016


Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Leffel DemoDavid Leffel - Tour and Demonstration

July 17, 2016, 2– 4 p.m.
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art

Join us for a private tour of the retrospective exhibition, David A. Leffel: The Mastery of Light with Curator and Director Michael Zakian and renowned artist David Leffel. Following the tour, Leffel will give a special one-hour demonstration of his painting technique, beginning at 3 p.m.

Seating is Limited: Please RSVP to michael.zakian@pepperdine.edu
Information: 310 506-7257 (Weisman Museum Office)

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art


Open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 AM–5 PM
and one hour prior to most shows through intermission

Free Admission