Oscar Leon grew up in the Chicagoland area with a lifelong deep appreciation of arts. At age eighteen, he studied the art of oil painting at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art.
He also studied with Susan Clinard, a figurative sculptor. Leon currently works and studies with Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany at Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highwood, Illinois. After two years of intensive studies, he became an instructor at the Studio School. While at Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, Leon learned the trades of metal fabrication and mold making, which allowed him to create large-scale armatures and complete molds for Studio projects.
He has completed figurative commissions which include, a girl on a tricycle and a teenage boy part of a group of several pieces currently installed in front Chicago’s Famed Rock and Roll McDonald’s, commissioned by the McDonald’s Corporation for their 50th anniversary. He also completed a figure of Baseball Hall of Fame Player, Nellie Fox, commissioned by the Chicago White Sox and installed at US Cellular Field. Currently, he is working on a sculpture project for Sanford Health.
In addition, Leon continues to assist on numerous large-scale public art projects and instructs sculpture students at the studio.