is an award-winning visual artist with a background of the Russian representational school. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he began art training at an early age in the studio of his father Leonid Steele, a renowned Soviet Union artist. Alexey attended the prestigious Surikov Art Institute of the Soviet Academy of Arts in Moscow. He moved to Los Angeles in 1990.
Mr. Steele is best known for his large-scale figurative works in oil and on paper, portraiture, andplein-air landscapes. His works have been commissioned, exhibited and recognized throughout California, Europe, and Asia.
He is also the founder of the critically acclaimed “Classical Underground,”a classical music and visual art project and of the Award Wining “Love My Neighbor” project in the difficult and long marginalized neighborhood in the City of Carson, California. In 2019 Alexey Steele had been appointed the first Artist Laureate of Culver City, California.