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.


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