Kevin LePrince (b. 1971) is an American Impressionist from Charleston, SC. He is a lowcountry native and graduate of the University of South Carolina (Economics, 1992). He began his career in finance with Morgan Stanley but spent his nights and weekends painting in the studio of Charleston's prominent impressionist artist, John Carroll Doyle. LePrince studied art in New York at the Arts Student League and in New Mexico at the Fechin Institute but is primarily self-taught.
In 2003, LePrince left banking to pursue his art career full time. LePrince's art quickly became a topic of feature stories in many art magazines including American Art Collector, Art Mag, Charleston Style and Design, Art Galleries and Artist of the South, and Southwest Art Magazine.
LePrince was the Huntsville Museum of Art's featured artist in 2012. His works have also been featured on several wine labels. The Sanctuary at Kiawah, Wexford Plantation, Bald Head Island Club, Figure Eight Island and other prominent institutions have his work in their permanent collection. LePrince lives in downtown Charleston with his wife, Faith and step son Landen.
In 2015, he founded LePrince Fine Art featuring his works along with several other emerging and established domestic and international artists. The gallery doubles as his primary studio where he can be found at his easel daily. Feel free to visit anytime. Other career highlights include:
- 2010, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League - LePrince chosen featured artist for the Artists Helping Artists gala.
2011, The Beaufort Wine and Food Festival - LePrince chosen featured artist.
2012, Huntsville Museum of Art's annual gala - LePrince was named feature artist and joined the ranks of a select few nationally and internationally renowned artists. LePrince set a new single-night gala record for total paintings sold.
2013, Bjoern Lawner winemaker - LePrince was chosen to create the first of several wine labels for a French wine.
2014, New England Center for Art and Technology Commissioned LePrince to create “Forged by Fire” which hangs in the center’s board room.
2015, LePrince pledged to auction 30+ paintings over the course of one year (beginning fall of 2014) and give half of the proceeds to charity.
2017, Arts Etc. Featured Artist.