Leo Mancini-Hresko grew up in Boston and attended classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Rhode Island School of Design. He eventually ended up at the Florence Academy of Art, where he studied and taught. Leo now works and teaches out of his Waltham studio.
Leo’s work can be found in private collections worldwide and his work was recently acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art.
"The most important element in painting is the creation of imagery. A beautiful image must be considered in composition, color, drawing and execution; it is not enough, however, to just make an image including all four elements. Already that is well difficult. A painting should be painted, you must see the process, the brushstrokes, creation of the ground, glazes and impastos. No two inches of any picture should be treated the same. What always drew me to painting was the contrast between rough and smooth, harsh and subtle. That is where beauty is. I hope to draw the viewer in, to see the world a moment in the way I do."