Mother/son Artist Duo Linda and Theodore were born, raised and have lived in the greater metro Detroit area their entire lives. They have been communicating by creating art together since Theodore was two years old. In 2010 they began collaborating professionally as an Artist Duo.
Linda has a Bachelor of Arts from the Literature, Science & Arts College at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio. Linda continued studying and creating art while serving as General Counsel for privately held companies and Director on corporate and nonprofits Boards. Additional fine art studies include at the Sorbonne University of Paris, Paris, France, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, National Geographic, Sienna, Italy and an Around the World Intensive, and at Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI. Prior to creating as an Artist Duo, her artwork had gallery representation since 2004, and she was published in both “Style” and “Ambassador” magazines. In fall 2018 Linda will receive the 49th Distinguished Women’s Award from Northwood University, Midland, MI.
Theodore has a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University, Granville, Ohio. His artistic study includes at FAMU, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI and at Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI. Theodore worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit. Theodore is a descendant of Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 – 1841), the most prominent German artist of his time, whose work remains timeless. Karl Friedrich’s work was first exhibited in the United States at the Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois in 1993. The Berlin Wall prohibited organizing an American Exhibition of his work prior to this time, since most of his works remained behind the Iron Curtain. Linda and Theodore, at age six, attended together with approximately fifty American descendants. The day of lectures and this seminal Exhibition significantly influenced young Theodore and his mother Linda.
Linda and Theodore are award winning both nationally and internationally and were selected one of the “Top 50 Emerging Artists” 2012 by “Art Business News”. Museum Exhibitions include the Grand Palais Museum, Paris, France 2014, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV 2013, and a permanent Installation at the Cranbrook Institute of Science Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI. They have been published numerous times including in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Worldwide Art Books, Santa Barbara, California, A & E Documentary, and news stations in Detroit, MI and Jacksonville, FL.
The Artist Duo’s artworks can be found in galleries in London (Chelsea), England, and Miami, Florida and at their studio/showroom, by appointment at the Moross House in Detroit, MI. They are collected by several national and international business and individual collectors including CBRE Detroit, Southfield, MI, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI, Henry Ford Health System Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, Detroit Mayor Duggan, Detroit, MI, Oakland County Chief Executive Officer L. Brooks Patterson, Pontiac, MI, Arts Patron Maggie Allesee, Korotkin Insurance Group, Southfield, MI, Edgewood Partners Insurance, Los Angeles CA and Integrated Capital Management, Bloomfield Hills MI.