Diasporal Rhythms
Lenin Delsol
September 27, 2023
Artist Profile

Lenin Delsol

Lenin Delsol creates realistic figurative and portrait paintings in oils, watercolors, and pastels. He paints from life with an emphasis on drawing, color, and composition. Praised for his draftsmanship and color sense, he strives to capture the features of his subjects and convey their personality and mood. As a devoted storyteller, the artist uses his imagination and ability to draw from memory to transform the scene before him. Delsol resides in Oak Park and paints at his fine art studio located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Delsol’s enthusiasm and innate talent for drawing led him to enroll at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After graduation, he worked as a comic book artist and illustrator. Soon after, he founded a commercial art studio.

Committed to continuing his art education, Delsol has studied with Steven Assael, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Burton Silverman, Mary Whyte and Bo Zhang. He is a longtime member, art instructor, and Vice President of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts. There he teaches classes and monitors various open studios. Eager to help other artists grow. He has shown artwork in international, national, and regional juried art exhibitions, as well as in local group shows. His paintings have received honors and awards from the Portrait Society of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society and the Black Creativity Show at MSI Chicago.