Rebecca J. Leer

Rebecca J. Leer is an award-winning artist whose oil paintings capture a moment in time that feels rich with nuance and feeling. Even the simplest objects, seen through prismatic light, are transformed into something extraordinary.

The renowned painter, John Phillip Osborne, says of her work:
"She paints light in a way that allows her to rise above the subject, the light instead reveals the subject in the same way the Great Masters aspired to using light in their paintings."

Ms. Leer's work has been selected for prestigious juried exhibits by nationally recognized associations, including the Hudson Valley Artists' Association, the New York Society of Illustrators, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators (Silver Medal), and the Washington D.C. Society of Illustrators (Honorable Mention). Her art work is part of the permanent collection at the Franklin Institute Museum in Philadelphia. Ms. Leer was awarded the Land of Enchantment Book Award for her illustrations and has created works for a wide variety of clients, including Scholastic Books, Alfred A. Knopf, Children's Television Network, the Washington Post, and Apple Computers. Ms. Leer is the Curator for the Permanent Collection at the Ridgewood Art Institute where she is on the Board of Trustees.

For inquiries regarding commissions
Rebecca J. Leer
201 612-7728

Featured in American Artist Magazine Dec/Jan 2012
'Twelve Artists to Watch In 2012'


Silver Medal of Honor
2014 Allied Artist of America
101st Annual Exhibition

John R. Grabach Memorial Award
The American Artists Professional League
86th Grand National Exhibition 2014

Winnie Borne Sherman Memorial Award
The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
118th Annual Open Exhibition 2014

High Achievement Award
Pascack 2nd Tri-State Juried Exhibition 2014

Certificate of Merit
The Salmagundi Club
36th Annual Juried Exhibition for Non-Members

Gamblin Award
Ridgewood Art Institute
34th Annual Juried Open Regional Exhibition 2014

Kent Art association Award
Ridgewood Art Institute
33rd Annual Juried Open Regional Exhibition 2013

Herbert and Rosetta Bohnert Memorial Award
Hudson Valley Art Association
81st Annual Juried Exhibition 2013

Colonel George J. Morales memorial Award
The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Club
115th Annual Open Exhibition 2011

Certificate of Merit
The Salmagundi Club
34th Annual Juried Exhibition for Non-Members