Leonard Nimoy
Photography of Leonard Nimoy

Dear Friends, It has been a privilege both professionally and personally to have enjoyed a relationship with Leonard Nimoy that has grown into a deep friendship. While it remained a source of amusement for us both to be so regularly mistaken for father and son over the past 12 years, Leonard did indeed become much like a father to me in many ways. I have been the beneficiary of his advice, his spirit, his creativity, and his generosity. My wife and I consider ourselves blessed to have known him, his loving wife Susan, and their extended family. We at R. Michelson Galleries offer them our sincerest condolences. The gifts Leonard has given to all of us—his acting, his photography, his poetry, his presence—will surely live long and prosper. In that spirit, let us continue to celebrate the life and achievements of this brilliant, kind, and loving soul.   —Richard Michelson
Rich Michelson Remembers Close Friend Leonard Nimoy


On the Other Side of the Lens: The Photography of Leonard Nimoy
An exhibit by Alamance Arts, North Carolina
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May 1 - July 15, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Leonard Nimoy first experienced the magic of making photographic images as a teen-ager in the early 1940s. His darkroom was the family bathroom in their small Boston apartment. His subjects were family and friends. He studied at UCLA under Robert Heineken in the early 1970s and later received an “artist in residence” appointment at the American Academy in Rome.

Mr Nimoy’s photography is included  in many museum collections, including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Judah L. Magnes Museum, The LA County Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum of NY, The New Orleans Museum of Fine Art and The Hammer Museum.

Besides his rising stature as a major contemporary American photographer, in his spare time Mr. Nimoy moonlights as an actor, director, philanthropist, and as one of the world’s best loved and respected personalities, Mr. Spock.  (read more here)

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Leonard Nimoy (right) and gallery owner Richard Michelson

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Listen to Leonard Nimoy read the children's book Too Young for Yiddish by Richard Michelson.
"One of the best Jewish children's books published in recent memory, and one of the top 25 ever published."
-Detroit Jewish News

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