Sunday, September 7, 2014

Linda LeKinff Art

Linda LeKinff is a prolific artist known for her colorful and vivid works of art.  She is an artist and painter influenced by Braque, Matisse, Modigliani and Egon Schiele!

Ellen by Linda LeKinff
While her subjects are diverse from musical scenes to people caught in an intimate moment of their lives to elegantly dressed couples.

As a collector of Linda LeKinff's artwork, most if not all of her works that I have feature primarily women and occasionally her trademark black cat.

Welcome to the artistic showcase of art by Linda LeKinff. This artist is one of my all-time personal favorites!

Photo Credit: Ellen by Linda LeKinff that hangs over my fireplace. Copyright : JaguarJulie.

Are you a fan of Linda Lekinff?
  1. Yes -- and I have some of her artwork
  2. Yes -- hope to buy something of hers
  3. No, not yet
Linda LeKinff Biography

linda lekinff portrait
LeKinff lived and worked in Italy for twelve years learning the ancient techniques of tempera, egg painting and the gold leaf method taught by masters in Florence and Livorno. She also served an apprenticeship in wood engraving, copper engraving, and excelled in learning the modern techniques of acrylic and airbrush painting.

In Paris in 1975 she learned lithography, meeting the artists, Brayer, Corneille and Lapique. In 1976 she met Okamoto Taro, the Japanese Picasso, who introduced her to the sand and sumi technique. In 1981 she spent six months in Morocco where she worked with Chabia, the poetess of the naive abstraction movement. She returned to school in south Tyrol where she became interested in painted, polished and varnished woodwork, using a special material made of casein. She applied it to her paintings and continues to use this technique today but still keeps the traditional approach of painting in acrylic on canvas, as well.

She began to create original serigraphs in the mid 1980`s and uses this technique exclusively in the creation of her original graphic works. She also creates hand-embellished versions of her serigraphs on canvas and wood, and spends countless hours re-visiting each example to extract new artistic possibilities from every individual image.

Linda Le Kinff: The Graphic Work
LeKinff also expresses herself through watercolors or, more precisely, a mixing of greasy pastels, ink and watercolor. Recently she began to use collage. She works without a model and her inspiration comes from travel, her dreams, reading and her imagination. Her subjects are extremely diverse, and include musical scenes, poetic interpretations of people caught in an intimate moment of their lives, and couples elegantly dressed, out for a night on the town. Her influences include the hidden sensuality of Braque, the masterful drawing of Matisse, the elegance of Modigliani and the precocious maturity of Egon Schiele who died at the age of 28.

In 1998, LeKinff was selected as the official World Cup Artist. For that distinction, she created a painting that was minted into a commemorative coin by the French Government, an honor never before offered to a living French artist. In 2002 LeKinff participated in the "Exposition of Prestige" organized by the Ambassador of France in Japan and her work was exhibited in museums and art foundations in Japanese cities including: Tokyo-Bunkamura Museum; Nagoya-Tenjin Salaria Art Foundation; Osaka-Kirin Foundation; Fukuoka-Loft Gallery; Yokohama-RedBrick-Warehouse.

Recent Museum acquisitions include: Jeju Island, Korea; Moulin de Villedoin Velles, France; La Maison de Van Gogh, Auvers sur Oise, France; Musee de Montmartre, Paris, France.

In 2005, Linda LeKinff participated in the following group shows in France: Salon Violet; Salon d'autumn; Salon des Artistes Francais; Salon des Beaux Arts; Salon Comparaison. --Courtesy of Park West Gallery.

A bit of trivia about her name
Of all the artist's whose work I've admired and collected, Linda LeKinff is the one artist who stands out as having her last name MISPELLED more times than any other artist. Here are the various derivations of her last name.
  • LeKinff
  • Le Kinff
  • LeKinf
  • Le Kinf
My Art Collection -- For Sale!

chopins concert by Linda LeKinff
Chopin's Concert -- Serigraph

In June 2002 I acquired my first LeKinff through an eBay auction. What's pictured above is Chopin's Concert which depicts a handsome, colorful couple elegantly dressed and standing together.

This serigraph on wove paper from 2001 measures 19 inches x 5 inches. It is signed in ink and numbered 263/350. What I love about it is LeKinff's style and vivid use of colors.

This came with a certificate of authenticity and certified appraisal of $465.00 from Fine Art Sales.

Chopin's Concert is from the regular numbered edition of 350 (55 European artist's proofs, 55 artist's proofs, 55 hors commerce proofs, 7 printer's proofs, and 3 bon a tirer proof impressions also exist). A hand embellished edition on wood panel consisting of 184 numbered examples also exists.

ellen by Linda LeKinff
Ellen -- Signed Hand Embellished Limited Edition Serigraph on Canvas

This is beautiful and my FIRST artwork actually won at a Park West Gallery LIVE AUCTION. At that particular auction, I acquired two LeKinffs plus two other artist's work.

Ellen, a serigraph in color with hand embellishment on canvas, is signed in ink, numbered on verso.

From the deluxe numbered edition of 150 (17 deluxe artist's proofs edition and 3 bon a tirer proofs on canvas also exist). There is an edition on wove paper with hand embellishment of 527 that also exists.

This is from 2000, measures 26 inches x 26 inches, came with appraisal of $2,350.00, registration number, and certificate of authenticity.

fez by Linda LeKinff
Fez -- Signed Limited Edition Serigraph

This beautiful work of art by Linda LeKinff was also acquired from an eBay seller in June 2002.

It is a signed limited edition serigraph in vibrant colors on wove paper. It is signed in pencil and numbered 101/350. From the regular edition of 350 (50 artist's proofs, 50 hors commerce and 6 printer's proofs also exist).

This had a reserve price and a BIN -- as the 14th bidder, I acquired it with the BIN price. It came with a certificate of authenticity and registration number from Park West Gallery.

The actual picture measures 13-1/2 inches high x 11 inches wide. This is definitely one of my favorites of LeKinff's.

mi corazon by Linda LeKinff
Mi Corazon -- Signed Serigraph on Wove Paper

Mi Corazon was my second acquisition from the Park West Gallery live auction. So far, it's been my ONLY Park West Gallery auction as my hubby thought I spent a tad too much that evening -- and because we actually ran out of space on our walls!

Mi Corazon, serigraph in color on wove paper, signed in ink, numbered 305/350.

From the regular numbered edition of 350 (50 European artist's proofs, 50 artist's proofs, 50 hors commerce proofs, 24 printer's proofs, and 3 bon a tirer proof impressions also exist).

This is from 2001, measures 19 inches x 16-1/2 inches, came with appraisal of $795.00, registration number, and certificate of authenticity.


debbie by Linda LeKinff
Debbie -- Signed Serigraph on Wove Paper

Debbie is a popular piece of artwork of Linda LeKinff. By popular I mean that I've seen it available on eBay throughout the past several years.

However, just recently, I noticed that the price had significantly risen on this item!

Debbie from 1998, serigraph in color on wove paper, signed in the plate lower right. The picture measures 7 inches x 8-3/4 inches and outside 10-3/4 inches x 9 inches.

This came with a certificate of authenticity and registration number from Fine Art Sales, Inc.


note d'or by Linda LeKinff
Note d'Or -- Seriolithograph

This is a Note d'Or, a seriolithograph in color on paper. Signed in the plate.

It's from 2003 and measures 8-1/2 inches x 7 inches. It came with a registration number and certificate of authenticity from Park West Gallery.

As you can tell, it is UNFRAMED at the moment!

More Info on Linda LeKinff

Knottywood Treasures - Le Kinff has taken her place among contemporary artists whose work frees us from the mundane reality of everyday life, not with elaborate fantasy but with a sure-handed rendering of beauty and elegance in line with her personal view on painting.

Art Brokerage - Art Brokerage has clients for original paintings. View some of her colorful artwork.

Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have enjoyed my artist profile. If you are a collector of Linda LeKinff, I'd love to hear from you. My collection of Linda LeKinff art is for sale. Let me know if you are interested in acquiring any of the pieces in my collection.

History: Linda LeKinff Art Gallery was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on September 22, 2007. Highest lensrank ever achieved: #2,298 overall. Lens #112 in the quest for Giant Squid 200 Club.

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