Painter. Member of the Union of artists of the USSR.
Thesis in the CVC - "Review of young talents", the evaluation - excellent. The training took place at the faculty of painting, awarded the title of artist of painting.
(1913, Sochi) In 1933, he entered the Academy of Arts in Leningrad, where her instructors included professors M. D. Bernstein, A. E. Karev. Release year LII Ostrov from the Academy (1939) coincided with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Stalin in the country, when in art a flood of custom pieces full of false pathos and pomposity. But thesis Ostrov "Review of young talents" was devoted to young musicians. The Commission has put "excellent", and Alexander Osmerkin in the newspaper "Soviet Art" picture called "the most outstanding work" at the exhibition of young artists.
Since 1947 L. Islands became a senior lecturer at the Department of graphics of the Academy of Arts. Her students were later vsesoiuznyi people's Artists of the USSR V. M. Sidorov, A. A., Mylnikov, A. P. Levitin.
In 1952, the notorious "fifth paragraph" coupled with the lack of drum themes in the works was the reason for the dismissal of L. Ostrov of the Academy. But she continued active creative work, becoming a member of four all-Union art exhibitions and five Republican exhibition "Soviet Russia".
In 1943, in Tomsk, in 1944, in Zagorsk, and in 1997 in Saint-Petersburg and in 2002 in Moscow held solo exhibitions of L. Ostrov. The artist's works are kept in the Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts, State Museum of History of St. Petersburg, Art Museums of the former USSR.