(Afremov, Leonid. The Loneliness of Automn. c. 2009. oil on canvas.) Leonid Afremov (1955 – ) was born in city of Vitebsk, Belarus. Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978. The school was founded by Marc Chagall in 1921. Along with Malevich and Kandinsky, Leonid Afremov is one of the elite members of the famous Vitebsk art school.