Leonid came to New York in 1993 from Riga, Latvia. He received his degree as an engineer-designer, also graduate Latvian Academy of Fine Art evening design faculty, and worked in the field of Mechanical Engineering. He also designed jewelry and artworks using various materials such as metals, gemstones and wood. His crafts were exhibited in Latvian Folk Craft Exhibitions.
In 2004 was introduced to Stained Glass techniques in NY Fashion Institute of Technology.
Utilizing his extensive skills, he quickly gained mastery over this new media, creating colorful decors, panels, lampshades and windows.
As member of Guild since 2006 and member of RAA since 2011, Leonid participated in multiple group and personal Exhibitions in NY.