Naum Katsenelson had matured as an artist in Russia. He became passionate about art at the age of ten. Naum had visited art classes of many famous masters of Soviet Art. From 1948 through 1952, Naum Katsenelson’s artwork had been exhibited in Moscow, All-Union and International Youth Art Exhibits.
After graduating High School, Naum Katsenelson departed for Murmansk, a city in the northwest Russia, where he graduated the Navy Academy majoring in Electrical Engineering. Afterwards, a degree of Ph.D. was also earned. In this Academy Naum has worked as professor up until 1991, that year Naum together with his family (wife and four sons) moved to USA.
Through all the years that Naum lived in Russia he constantly painted and participated in numerous exhibitions, his work was exhibited all over former Soviet Union, Finland and Japan. Naum is a signature member of Colorado Watercolor Society, Kansas Watercolor Society, and Colorado Artist Guild. His pictures are proudly held in several museums, public and private collections in many countries including Japan, Finland, USA, Ukraine, Estonia, Israel, and Russia.
Through his very long career as an artist Naum received numerous awards, however, the awards that are closest to Naum’s heart are the ones that we given to him by distinguished artists such as Janet Fish, Boris Yakovlev, Doug Dowson, and Arny Westerman.