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Christopher St. Leger received a BA in environmental design from Miami University in Ohio in 1995. Prior to that he studied in Hungary at Eotvos Lorand University and Budapest Technical University.
His latest series focuses on the idea of provincial young men embarking on a grand journey. An old story has it that by doing so they would mature, like butterflies, into lighter and more sensitive beings. ‘It was believed that by visiting cultural monuments in Italy a kind of artistic sophistication would enter the chest of the journeyman, granting him a gentleman status among commoners at home,’ says St. Leger.
His paintings feature segments and landmarks that he observed on journeys of his own, and endeavors to convey the “transformative” these settings had over him at this time, albeit from the controlled setting of his studio.
His work has been exhibited in Texas and Indiana, as well as in Budapest.