JOIN US for our 2020 Fall
October 2nd through
November 6th 2020
Countryside Gallery would like to
invite you to our October Exhibition
Fall 2020 Solo Exhibition of Ilya
Artwork of Ilya Lerner will be on Exhibit
Gallery is OPEN daily for
MUST be worn to attend.
Newtown Pennsylvania 18940
- Monday 11am to 4pm
Tuesday - Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am to 7pm
Resident artist Ilya Lerner is currently residing in
Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Born in Moscow, Ilya has been
involved in the fine arts since his early childhood, receiving
in-depth training in the famed classical tradition of Russian
art. Since the age of 20, Lerner has been a professional
Currently, Lerner works primarily en plein air
(outdoors) but also paints figurative work, portraits,
still-lifes, and is a master draftsman and sculptor. His style
is rooted in Impressionist/Realist tradition amalgamated with
Modernist and contemporary influences.
was mentored by the leading contemporary realist painter George
Nick, who included Lerner's work in the show, titled
"Galvanized Truth: A Tribute to George Nick," at The Art
Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass.
Lerner's work has been featured in more than 30 group
exhibitions and was the subject of 10 solo shows, including a
major retrospective in the Roberson Museum in Binghamton, N.Y.
He received the Vasari Classic Oil Colors Grant in 2013 and has
previously been the recipient of the annual El Paso Museum of
Art Purchase Award, a Cultural Connections grant from the Texas
Commission on the Arts and Arts Council of Houston and a
Special Opportunity Stipend from the New York Foundation for
to teaching at Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania and
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Lerner held positions at
The Art School in Vestal, N.Y., Oregon State University,
Chautauqua Institution School of Art and Lee College as well as
painting workshops in Norman, Oklahoma, and the Fundacion
Valparaiso in Mojacar, Spain. He has also completed residencies
at the Mill Atelier Gallery, Buffalo River National Park and
the Vermont Studio Center.
a rigorous academic education in both Russia and at the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, he provides students
with the tools they need to develop their own artistic style.
Ilya instructs painting workshops for Artists of Yardley and is
the owner of Lerner Studio Art School, a private art
received a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Moscow
Technical University of Communications, and his MFA in Studio
Art from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Lerner's original oil paintings can be seen on display at our
gallery on 2 South State Street until November.