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K.L

Artist
 

 

Keren Luchtenstein

After studying at the Royal College of Art in the 70's, Keren was awarded a Major Traveling Scholarship which she spent in China. Inspired she returned to the UK to pursue a career as an artist and illustrator. During this time she worked as a special effects painter at Henson's Creature Workshop on The Dark Crystal, 1982 and Labyrinth, 1986 starring David Bowie. She was design assistant on opera productions for The Royal Opera House, ENO, Welsh National Opera and others.


Keren became an award winning illustrator with commissions for all the major broadsheet newspapers, design companies, publishing houses and advertising agencies. Her lino cuts became strongly associated with the fashion brand Ally Capellino.


in the 90's came a phase of illustrating children's books with her husband, acclaimed Music Video Director, Willy Smax. Titles include 'Big Pig's Hat' and 'Big Pig Gets Mad' and The 'Benny the Breakdown Truck' series.


By 2000, Keren decided to focus on painting in oils. 


She reclaimed her father's family name 'Luchtenstein' in memory of her father, a refugee from Nazi Germany who joined the British Army and worked for SOE 


Keren's work is in private collections worldwide,

Paul Smith owns many of her paintings. Commissions are welcomed. 

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Ally Capellino

Meeting at art school Keren & Ally formed a long lasting design collaboration. Keren's lino cuts were used for the prints, graphics and artwork which formed the bases for this established British design brand.

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Paul Smith

After discovering Keren's work through mutual friends, Paul Smith has been collecting her artworks for many years and exhibiting them in his shops, offices and gallery.

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collections

Keren's work is in private collections world wide.
She has a loyal following of established collectors.

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Gallery

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cat&dog scraps_1.jpg
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halloween cat.jpg
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red charms.jpg
tenniss.jpg
butterflyplims.jpg
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babypumps.jpg
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Contact

Thank you for your interest. For enquirys , commission requests or studio visits, please contact Keren Luchtenstein.

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