Born in 1884 in New York City,
New York, Leon Kroll is an acclaimed American painter who trained at the Art
Students League and the National Academy, winning their premier award.
In 1908 he traveled to Paris,
France, and studied at the Academie Julian with Jean-Paul Laurens.
Leon Kroll worked on a WPA
mural for the Department of Justice in the 1930's. He exhibited widely,
winning numerous awards for his works. His paintings are in the permanent
collections of the Corcoran Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Art, among many others. His works have sold at auction for
as much as $198,400.00.
He died in 1974.
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