Museum of Tolerance Tells the Story of Anatole Krasnyansky

"Two Masks" Anatole Krasnyansky Park West Gallery

“Two Masks” (1998), Anatole Krasnyansky

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 27, 2016 – The Park West Foundation, established by Park West Gallery CEO and founder Albert Scaglione and his wife, Mitsie, is celebrating the work of artist Anatole Krasnyansky at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

The Museum of Tolerance and Park West Foundation present “The Life and Work of Anatole Krasnyansky” from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6. The museum is located at 9786 West Pico Boulevard.

The museum will hold a reception and viewing of the exhibition at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6. At 4 p.m., Krasnyansky will speak about his life and career during an event moderated by Tommy Hawkins, famed NBA star, broadcaster and author.

“The Park West Foundation is thrilled to sponsor this amazing exhibition in celebration of the legacy and talents of the renowned artist Anatole Krasnyansky,” says Diane Pandolfi, director of the Park West Foundation. “We are grateful to the legendary Tommy Hawkins for being the behind-the-scenes catalyst to bring this event to fruition and to the Museum of Tolerance for allowing the exhibition to be held in their beautiful facility.”

Hawkins and Krasnyansky dealt with oppression in their respective careers but overcame the odds. Krasnyansky, born in 1930, experienced the horrors of World War II when he and his family became refugees, fleeing from his native Kiev to Uzbekistan.

Krasnyansky became an architect and watercolorist, but faced anti-Semitism, forcing him to leave the former Soviet Union with his family in 1975 to live in the United States. He settled in Los Angeles, where his artistic background led him to working as a set designer for major television and movie studios. Krasnyansky never gave up his love of painting, and has been a professional artist for the past 30 years.

 

Park West Foundation and Park West Gallery:

The Park West Foundation supports art education as well as providing resources to foster care youth. Park West Gallery in Detroit connects artists to fine art collectors via land and sea auctions by creating educational and welcoming environments that ignite a passion for arts.

Museum of Tolerance:

Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance is a world-class human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to confront racism and bigotry and to understanding the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary context.

 

Latest News

  • Park West Foundation Honors Foster Youth Graduates from the Class of 2018

    Last month, 87 very special students celebrated their graduation from high school at the Skyline Club in Southfield, Michigan.At first glance, you’d never notice any similarities between the students, but ...
    Read More
  • Patrick Guyton Tells His Fascinating Story on the ‘Behind the Artist’ Podcast

    Every artist has a story to tell, and Patrick Guyton is no exception.This remarkable talent started out as the son of a commercial sign painter and eventually became one ...
    Read More
  • 12 Quotes from Pino on His Remarkable Career as an Artist

    Pino is truly one of the modern masters of art.From his humble beginnings in Italy to his inevitable international fame, Pino built an artistic career defined by his unforgettable ...
    Read More
  • Test Your Knowledge of 14 Park West Artists With Our Quiz

    Do you think you’re an expert when it comes to Park West artists? Then put that knowledge to the test by naming the artists who created these works.Park West Gallery ...
    Read More
  • Collect One-of-a-Kind Pino Art During Our Summer Sale

    Pino is a timeless talent—his name synonymous with romance and emotion. His artistic journey began with his childhood in Italy and eventually led him to become one of the world’s ...
    Read More
  • Auctioneer Spotlight: Andre Herselman and Marisha Jansen van Rensburg

    Park West believes that art is for everyone, and there’s no one who embodies that belief more than our onboard art auctioneers and gallery teams. When our collectors board a ...
    Read More
  • See How the Art of Norman Rockwell Defined 20th-Century Americana

    
    Read More
  • Artist Michael Godard Reveals the Secrets Behind 7 New Paintings

    Artist Michael Godard loves creating whimsical artwork featuring his signature olives, but there is more to his paintings than meets the eye.For every animated olive and cocktail there is ...
    Read More
  • 2018 MI Great Artist Competition Begins August 1, Adds People’s Choice Award

    Since 2012, the MI Great Artist competition has highlighted some of the best visual artists in southeastern Michigan.The competition not only provides more than $16,000 in cash and prizes to ...
    Read More
  • Floating Works of Cruise Ship Art are Big Hits on Social Media

    People love posting vacation photos on Instagram and Twitter, but, thanks to a relatively new trend in the cruise industry, more and more people are posting pictures of themselves posing ...
    Read More
  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About Illuminated Manuscripts

    An illuminated manuscript is a beautifully crafted book, but it’s also so much more—it’s a literal piece of art history.Illuminated manuscripts are hand-crafted books with pages that feature elaborately decorated ...
    Read More
  • Park West Gallery Launches New ‘Behind the Artist’ Podcast for Art Lovers

    Behind every great artist, there’s an equally great story. Those stories are the inspiration for Behind the Artist, a fascinating new podcast series from Park West Gallery.Fans of podcasts like ...
    Read More