Meet the Artists: Oscar Leon and Lou Cella
Oscar Leon is one of Rotblatt Amrany’s extremely talented studio artists. From the age of eighteen, he studied oil painting at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art. He grew up in the Chicagoland area and has always had a deep appreciation for fine arts. He studied with a well-known figurative sculptor named Susan Clinard and currently works and studies with Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt Amrany.
Oscar Leon became an instructor at the Studio School after two years of hard work and studying. Oscar learned how to work with metal fabrication and how to make molds while at the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany. He has worked on a variety of art pieces for the studio over the years.
Oscar has created figurative commissions such as “People Interact” which is situated outside the McDonald’s 50th Anniversary Restaurant in Chicago, IL. He recently completed a Napoleon Dynamite statue, along with Omri Amrany, which was revealed in Los Angeles, California. Oscar has worked on several large-scale projects with other studio artists and continues to instruct and coach students at the studio. Learn more about the various projects Oscar Leon has been a part of over the years on our website.
Just like Oscar Leon, Lou Cella also grew up in the Chicagoland area. He was surrounded by a family of artists and was exposed to art of all varieties from a young age. Lou Cella spent his college days at Illinois State University studying Fine Art and Graphic Design. He worked for several years as a Graphic Artist and then decided to shift to three-dimensional art, working as a sculptor and model fabricator with Kaleidoscope imaging, which is based in Chicago, IL.
With an increasing passion for sculpture, Lou Cella then in 1995 joined the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany. Lou Cella prefers to focus on portrait sculptures and variations of the human form. He has completed many pieces and enjoys the variety and being able to move from one idea to another.
Lou Cella has worked on many noteworthy pieces around Chicago, including the famous Harry Caray statue at Wrigley Field, Carlton Fish at U.S. Cellular Field, Frank Thomas which is also at Cellular Field, and Ron Santo at Wrigley Field. Lou Cella is an instructor at the Studio School and coaches many students. He continues to work on many public art projects around the country.