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Biography

Leonid Siveriver began his artistic journey, in Ukraine, in art school for children.  At the age of 14, he immigrated with his family to Israel where his passion for art continued, leading to entry into the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem where he received a BFA followed by postgraduate study. His love of three-dimensional works led to a journey to Pietrasanta, Italy, an area that has attracted sculptors for centuries due to the quality of the marble. In Pietrasanta, he studied Marble Carving at the Studio Antoniazzi, and he began his study of Bronze Casting at the Foundry Tomassi.

To further his expertise in bronze casting, he crossed the Atlantic to come to the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, New Jersey. 

For over 15 years, Leonid has been sharing his knowledge with others by serving as an Instructor of Sculpture at Mercer County College and an Instructor in Ceramics at the Lawrenceville School, both in New Jersey. He has been featured in numerous solo and small group exhibits, and he has been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

 Leonid Siveriver states, “The inspiration for my latest works is drawn from the visual strength and beauty of ritual objects found in many ancient cultures.  I combine personal imagery with symbols from ancient cultures to create my own visual language.”