Leigh Benke

American , 1946 -

American contemporary realist painter, Leigh Benke was born in 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut. She attended Pratt Institute where she studied interior design and soon developed an interest in architecture and the history of New York City. She started making sculpture and when health problems forced her to stop, she turned to painting as an outlet for her creativity. She has been included in many solo and group exhibitions including, recently "H2O 'O2: Paintings of Water" and "Cloistered Spaces and Other Environments" both at the Fischbach Gallery in New York.
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