David A. Leffel, is not only recognized by his peers as a painters’ painter, he is considered by many to be no less than the artistic reincarnation of Rembrandt. He grew up in New York City where he had a brief career in advertising, but eventually came to chiaroscuro painting at the Art Students League with Frank Mason. Soon he would become a revered instructor there, sharing his special understanding of painting with thousands of students from all over the world. He is recognized as a modern master by colleagues and collectors alike. Although his subjects range from figure and portrait to landscape and still life, his real subject matter is light flowing and drifting over surfaces. His work can be found in permanent Museum collections throughout this country as well as numerous private collections here and abroad. Leffel has written two books that have met world-wide acclaim for their ability to integrate his understanding of technical aspects of painting with his philosophy and humor. Appreciated by artists and collectors alike, An Artist Teaches and Self-Portraits: A Visual Journey of Insight have both been published under the Bright Light imprint.