Mother/son artist duo Linda and Theodore were born and raised in the metro Detroit area. They have created art since Theodore was two years old; in 2010 they began professionally working together.
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. Numerous additional studies include at the Sorbonne University of Paris, Paris, France, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, and with National Geographic, Sienna, Italy and an Around the World Intensive. Gallery representation since 2004 and published in both “Style” and “Ambassador” magazines.
Theodore has a Bachelor of Arts from Denison University, Granville, Ohio including artistic study at FAMU, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Theodore worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit and in 2010 began focusing full time energies to his artistic vision. Theodore is a descendant of Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 – 1841) the most prominent German artist of his time whose work remains timeless. Mr. Schinkel’s work was first exhibited in the United States at the Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois in 1993. Linda and Theodore, at age six, attended together with approximately fifty American descendants for a day of lectures and the Museum Exhibition. The Berlin Wall had prohibited organizing an American Exhibition of Mr. Schinkel’s work behind the Iron Curtain. This seminal Exhibition significantly influenced young Theodore and his mother Linda.
The Shinkle’s are award winning both nationally and internationally and they were selected one of the “Top 50 Emerging Artists” 2012 by “Art Business News”. Museums 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; artwork published numerous times including in the Worldwide Art Books, Santa Barbara, California.
The artist duo has gallery representation in London (Chelsea), England, metro Detroit, MI and Miami, Florida. They are collected by several national and international business and individual collectors including 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, and Oakland County Chief Executive Officer L. Brooks Patterson, Pontiac, MI.