Lena Lencek

Lena Lencek

Lena Lencek grew up on the Adriatic in a family of writers, artists, and professors, who cultivated and shaped her dual passion for art and literature. A graduate of Barnard College and Harvard University, she is Professor of Russian and Humanities, an acclaimed author of 12 books, a published illustrator, and a translator, most recently of the Russian Pavel Muratov’s magisterial Visions of Italy. Speaker of six languages, she is in constant demand as a public speaker and commentator on her wide-ranging areas of expertise. She has traveled the world, sketchbook in hand, to produce paintings and drawings that have been praised for their « technical mastery, expressive power, and ecstatic colors » and their « ability to distill the genius loci of place and to evoke in the viewer a mood of rapturous joy ».

Website: www.geochromes.org