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Alexey Steele, born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1967, began his art training at an early age in the studio of his father, the renowned Russian painter, Leonid Steele. He furthered his professional education at the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow under internationally acclaimed artist Illia Glazunov. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990.

Known for his large-scale figurative works, Steele’s approach to figure is rooted in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. At the same time, his works possess a modern feel and intensity in their peculiar audacity of grand scale and grand themes.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows: Russian Treasures and Two Generations of Artists: Leonid and Alexey Steele at the Fleischer Museum of Art in Scottsdale, Arizona; 2005 Outside Constraints at the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California.

Group Exhibitions: the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County; Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University, Malibu; Pasadena Historical Museum; Pasadena Museum of California Art; Phippen Museum, Prescott; University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville; and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles


Unique grand-scaled mural commissions The Circle (figurative composition with a diameter of 31 feet), and the slightly smaller allegorical work, The Soul of the Hero

Professional Memberships

Signature Artist Member of the California Art Club

Selected Press

Newspapers & Magazines: Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, Southwest Art Magazine

Selected Achievements

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Award for Best Painting from the CAC 99th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

Selected to create “Angel of Unity”, a larger-than-life statue, installed at the Comerica Bank Towers in Downtown Los Angeles as part of A Community of Angeles Art Project in Los Angeles

California Discovery Award

Press and Publications

American Legacy Fine Arts presents Alexey Steele in California Art Club's Newsletter, Summer 2017 Edition

Alexey Steele Featured in California Art Club Newsletter Summer 2017 Edition

Painter Alexey Steele’s entry into the California Art Club’s recent 106th Gold Medal Exhibition was a portrait called “Ricky.” The three-quarter bust shows a raw-boned young man with a defiant …

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Amercian Legacy Fine Arts presents ALFA artists Peter Adams, Tony Peters, Tim Solliday and Alexey Steele in American Art Collector Magazine October 2015 Issue.
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Bela Bacsi and Alexey Steele Featured in Southwest Art Magazine October 2013 Issue

If everything about the world and ourselves were simple and known, there would be no wondering—and probably no art. But life comes tied with a big bow that invites curiosity, …

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Alexey Steele Featured in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine On-Line January 2013 Issue
ALFA at the LA Art Show (January 24 - 27, 2013; and Alexey Steele Presents "The Dawn" & Live Demos
Alexey Steele Featured in American Arts Quarterly Summer 2012 Issue
Jeremy Lipking in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine August 2012 Issue
Alexey Steele Featured in American Artist's Drawing Magazine for the Spring 2012 Issue
Jeremy Lipking Featured in American Artist Magazine Summer 2012 Issue
Daniel W. Pinkham In Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Februrary 2012
97th Gold Medal 3rd Collectors Circle Benefit April 25, 2008
Alexey Steele at Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco
Alexey Steele Peace Prize
Alexey Steele Artist and Impresario 4
Alexey Steele Drawing Acquired by Carnegie Art Museum
Alexey Steele Featured in American Art Collector Magazine December 2006 Issue


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