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A Street in San Jose

Leroy Burt
Ugallery 5345192793 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front and back


10" h x 8" w x .75" d |0 lbs. 14 oz.

In stock $375



A colorful scene of a busy street in San Jose, Costa Rica on a hot January morning. "One of the fascinating things about San Jose is the contrasts between the old and the new," says artist Leroy Burt. "This renovated diner with a large, faded, peeling sign on the roof from a previous tenant is a perfect example. Across the street is a modern brightly colored skyscraper." After retirement, Leroy spent six months in Costa Rica and took hundreds of photographs there, inspiring this painting.

Leroy Burt

Rochester, Minnesota

Artist Leroy Burt paints playful, offbeat landscapes and portraits based on his experiences living in Milwaukee, New York, Costa Rica, and currently Rochester, Minnesota. "I think of my paintings as short stories," he says. As a young child, Leroy faced a number of obstacles. His parents divorced when he was four years old and he was raised by his grandparents in a three-room shack without running water or electricity. Leroy worked hard to pull himself out of poverty. He studied graphic design and painting, which led to a 30-year career in graphic design - five years at WMVS, the PBS television station in Milwaukee, fifteen years at city hall in Milwaukee, and ten years at WNET, the PBS station in New York. In 2015, Leroy retired to focus his energy on painting. Today, he works from a tiny studio filled with half-finished paintings stacked against every wall. "There are photos and sketches for future paintings taped everywhere," says Leroy. "My windows are filled with orchids. There are books, films and music CDs in every corner. And the room is dominated by a black and silver Andy Warhol silkscreen print of Marilyn Monroe."

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