”A bit of a star-gazer,” is how Allison Lefcort describes herself. Painting since early childhood, Lefcort has never lost sight of the stars. From her first exhibition in New York City, at the age of seventeen, to her most recent tour of Japan, Lefcort’s works have been displayed in museums and fine art galleries around the world. Allison Lefcort, also a philanthropist, has been a strong supporter of many charitable organizations. In the 1990’s, Lefcort began long associations with The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Studios, each of whom granted her the rights to interpret their iconic characters in her own interpretive style. Just a look at her artwork, and her style is clear. She brings the bold simplicity of pop art to the beloved Disney and Warner Bros. characters.
Lefcort has painted recipients of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ Humanitarian Award, including Sting, Phil Collins, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Luciano Pavarotti, Gloria Estefan, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, and Stevie Wonder. These portraits currently hang in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences offices in Los Angeles. In her own words, Lefcort explains her inspiration of celebrity, “My art has been greatly influenced by the boldness of Andy Warhol and simplicity of Keith Haring. That boldness and simplicity are the keys to unlocking the imagery. The vibrant colors of the background set the tone, as the shapes and shadows bring the portrayal to life.”