Artist Duo Linda and Theodore, mother and son, explore existential existence as a means to unlocking potential. Linda, b. Detroit MI (1953) and Theodore, b. Sylvania, OH (1986). While communicating through art since Theo’s birth, they began their art practice together in 2010.
Linda has Bachelor of Arts from the Literature, Science & Arts College at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI and Juris Doctor from University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo OH. Linda continued studying and creating while serving as General Counsel for privately held companies and Director on Boards. Art studies include at Sorbonne, Paris France, National Geographic in Sienna Italy, National Geographic Around the World Photography Intensive, and Ox-Bow School of Art Residency, Saugatuck MI. Linda has had gallery representation since 2004. She was published in “Style” and “Ambassador” magazines prior to creating as a Duo. Linda received the 49th Distinguished Women’s Award from Northwood University, Midland MI, in recognition of her artwork.
Theodore has Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Economics from Denison University, Granville OH. Art studies include at FAMU, Charles University Prague Czech Republic, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI and Ox-Bow School of Art Residency, Saugatuck MI. Theo worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit before creating as a Duo. When traditional communication presented obstacles, Theo connected with the world through his art.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), the most prominent late 18th to mid 19th century German artist is a familial ancestor. Linda and Theo, at age six, attended Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago IL first USA Exhibition of Karl’s work. Prior to that time, Schinkel’s work resided behind the Iron Curtain. Falling of the Berlin Wall allowed for this seminal Exhibition, greatly influencing Linda and young Theo. The Duo names their art practice after this ancestor.
Linda and Theo are award winning nationally and internationally, published numerous times including in USA Today, A & E Documentary, Wall Street Journal, video made by city of Detroit MI, multiple Detroit MI and Jacksonville FL print and electronic news. Recently selected one of “Top 50 Emerging Artists” by “Art Business News” awards include Lincoln Award for Best of Show at Beverly Hills Art Show, Beverly Hills CA and selected sole artists by The Carr Center to design and create yearlong collaborative Installation in Harmonie Park, Detroit MI. Individuals, businesses, hospitals, schools and museums collect their artworks.