Lee Kromschroeder has been creating worlds on canvas since he was four. Many of these early paintings reflected the interests of other children growing up in Southern California, the ocean before him, the mountains nearby and, of course, rocket ships.

But these typical subjects were supplemented with something more. Kromschroeder's grandmother broadened his world by teaching him the finer skills of painting and sculpture and introducing him to the Masters through her library of books on the arts.

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