On 12th of September 2018 Leo Stopfer had a big honor to meet personally a descendant of the House of Romanov, the president of the Romanov Family Association, Her Serene Highness Olga Andreievna Romanoff. Artist Leo Stopfer painted a portrait of Princess at her historical childhood home, Provender House.
On June 16th, 2018 Leo Stopfer presented his new painting of young Italian ballerina Elena Bottaro, who received this year Prize for Support and Encouragement of Balletclub of The Vienna State Opera and Volksoper.
The Ceremony took place at the hotel “The Harmonie Vienna” and was supported by the Balletclub’s President, Mrs. Ingeborg Tichy-Luger, the State Opera’s Director Dominique Meyer and Ballet Director Manuel Legris.
The “Ballettclub of Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper” celebrated 80th birthday of Rudolf Nurejew in the “Teesalon” of Wiener Staatsoper on March 13th, 2018. On invitation of Ingeborg Tichy-Luger, the president of the Ballettclub, Leo Stopfer was honored to present his painting of Rudolf Nurejew to Manuel Legris, the director of Wiener Staatsballett.
On December 28, 2017, almost a hundred years later, after Klimt left his studio forever for February 6, 1918, Leo Stopfer was honored to work with his muses in the atmosphere in which the great Klimt lived and worked. The result of this work are dozens of drawings and a large number of women’s portraits, united under the name “meine Musen / my muses”.