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Leo Krazeski

Leo Krazeski
Sailor's Snug Harbor

Commission a Portrait

Richard’s work has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. In 1983, a collector commissioned him to spend three weeks in Alaska where he began work on a series of nine landscapes, establishing his expertise as a landscape artist as well as a portrait painter. He has painted nearly 400 portraits including numerous CEOs of industry, presidents of universities and political leaders as well as family and individual portraits. In 1987, he painted Cardinal Humberto Medeiros for the Catholic University of Portugal. At the unveiling in Lisbon, he was awarded the medal "Benemerito". In 1992, Richard was commissioned to paint a portrait of a Japanese couple and spent three months living and traveling in Japan. Other notable commissioned portraits include Presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson and Phillip Sharp; Father McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus; Secretary of the Navy James Webb, Jr.; Secretary of Labor Robert Reich; US Senators Tom McIntyre and Judd Gregg and actor Ethan Hawke.

Richard will speak by telephone or email with the client to determine the details of the portrait. This includes desired mood, size, clothing, objects to be included in the portrait, schedules, and where the portrait will ultimately hang.  Richard and the client then meet. He can travel to the client's location or they can meet at Richard's studio.  Richard takes photographs and paints a color study from life. Using these materials, he works with the client to reach an agreement on pose and composition.  Richard also has the client pose for a final session where he finishes the portrait from life.

Joanne

Joanne
Private Collection

John Slocum, Newport RI Historical Society

John Slocum
Newport RI Historical Society

Ethan Hawke, The Players, NYC

Ethan Hawke
The Players, NYC

Tom Brush Loomis Chaffee School

Tom Brush
Loomis Chaffee School

Sandy

Sandy
Private Collection

Dr. Nelson Kiang

Dr. Nelson Kiang,
Mass. Eye Ear Infirmary

Commissioned Portraits

Selected (From Over 400 Commissions)

Government
  • Governor Mitt Romney - Massachusetts State House
  • Marlin Fitzwater - Presidential Press Secretary to Reagan and Bush Sr.
  • Robert Reich - Secretary of Labor under President Clinton
  • James Webb Jr. - Secretary of the Navy under President Bush Sr.
  • US Senator Thomas J. McIntyre and Senator Junie Blaisdell of New Hampshire
  • Eight Governors of New Hampshire: Craig Benson, Hugh Gregg, John King, Walter Peterson, Hugh Gallen, Vesta Roy, John Sununu & Judd Gregg
  • NH Supreme Court Chief Justices: Frank Kenison, David Brock, John King, John Broderick & Linda Dalianis; Senior Justice Gary Hicks & Justice Carol Conboy & Charles Douglas
  • Alain Briottet - Consul General of France
  • Kevin Harrington, Jr. - Senate President of Massachusetts
  • Edward J. McCormack, Jr. - Attorney General of Massachusetts
  • Ed Fox - Sallie Mae
Industry
  • Lane Kirkland, President - AFL-CIO
  • John Cunningham, Executive Vice President - Wang Corporation
  • John J. Shields, III, CEO - Prime Computer Corporation
  • Bruce Ferguson - Developer of the Pegasus Rocket
  • Takezo Hirato, CEO - Mazda Corporation, Yokohama
  • Yasuyuki Nambu, CEO - Temporary Center, Tokyo
  • John A. Caddell, CEO -Blount Construction Corporation, Montgomery
  • Robert Shafto, CEO - The New England Insurance Company
  • Wilson Wilde, CEO - Hartford Steamboiler Inspection & Insurance Company
  • Philip Koerner, CEO - National Grange Mutual Corporation
  • Stuart Watson, CEO - Heublein Corporation
  • Dr. James Houck, CEO - Institute of Living, Hartford
  • Leo Kraszeski, CEO - Sailors Snug Harbor, Sea Level, NC
  • Douglas E. Oleson, CEO - Battelle Corporation
  • Attorney David Armstrong, Pittsburgh
Institutions
  • Paul Samuelson & Phillip Sharp, Nobel Laureates - MIT
  • Cardinal Humberto Medeiros - Catholic University of Portugal
  • Actor Ethan Hawke - The Players, NYC
  • Pat & Lori McGovern, Benefactors - McGovern Brain Institute, MIT
  • Dr. Paul Beeson, O.B.E., Dr. David A. Kessler, Dr. Hanna Gray, Dr. Susan Hockfield & Dr. Bruce Shields - Yale University
  • Rev. Paul Karnes, President - Unitarian Universalist Association of America
  • William A. Treat, Benefactor - University of Maine
  • Tanio Nakamura, Curator - Tokyo National Museum
  • A.Sadeghi-Nejad - Minister of Culture for Iran
  • Herbert & Paulie Emilson, Benefactors - South Shore Hospital
  • Mary Macdonald, Nick Thorndike, James Mongan - Mass. General Hospital
  • Dr. J. William Littler, Pioneer Hand Surgeon - Roosevelt Hospital
  • Dr. Victor Dzau - Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Dr. Nelson Kiang, Dr. Saumil Merchant and Dr. Joseph Nadol - Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Strobe Talbott, The Brookings Institute, Washington
  • Economist Otto Eckstein - Harvard University
  • Dr. James Glenn, CEO - Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Dr. Robert Chase - Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Father McGivney, Founder - Knights of Columbus
  • Gregory H. Williams, Dean - Ohio State University School of Law
  • Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Sutherland, Jr. - University of Chicago
  • Ralph Manuel, Provost & W. Lee Pelton, Dean - Dartmouth College
  • Edwin J. Delattre, President - St. Johns College
  • John Curry & Kenneth Ryder, Presidents Emeritus - Northeastern University
  • Ruth Chauncey Bishop, Dean & Roberta Smith - N. E. Genealogical Society
  • Dr. Ricardo Azziz, Founder & President, Georgia Regents University
  • Buster Navins, Marty & Patty Doggett - the Governors Academy
  • Philip Mescon, President - Columbus State University
  • Edward Carlson, Roy Carlson, Brian Carlson, Carol Matteson - Mt. Ida College
  • Edwin H. Welch, President - University of Charleston
  • Joseph Curry, Headmaster - Cushing Academy
  • James Birge, President - Franklin Pierce University
  • Richard Unsworth, Headmaster - Berkshire School
  • William McMillan, Headmaster - Pine Crest School
  • Dominic S. F. Lee, Benefactor - Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum
  • Thomas Brush, Blanch Goldenberg, John Ratte, Russ Weigel & Andrew Carter - Loomis Chaffee School
  • Leonard Natman - Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Gifford Foley, Benefactor - The Kent School
  • Stuart & Monie Chase & Gerald Mayer - Eaglebrook School
  • David & Mary Barber - King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda


Portraits



"Congratulations! "Marion" is not only a beautiful painting but a splendid example of "modern" portraiture. I have full confidence in your ability to produce sound work that simultaneously meets the standards of creativity. Now it seems that you are again quite on target as far as the trend in contemporary American art is concerned."
— Artist Elton Fax

"Richard, I just have to stop everything and tell you how very impressed I am with ALL that you have accomplished over the years. You are a true master in every aspect of the word. So very proud to be a tiny part of your incredible life!"
— Pat Young, The Portrait Group

"I have received more comments about your portrait of me than any of my scientific work. Some have even asked how to get in touch with you."
— Dr. Nelson Kiang, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute