Bernie Lowenstein Found the Key to Success in the Competitive Art World

This Melbourne, Australia, art and framing gallery director loves to create exactly the right effect for his clients. Watch his Meet a Scientologist” video on the Scientology website.

A 25-year veteran of the art business, Bernie Lowenstein describes himself as a “typical Aussie renegade” who loves good food, good coffee and creating things with his hands.

Nothing conveys his whimsical nature more than when the seemingly staid and serious businessman scampers across the showroom floor in his video, expressing his delight at having created a unique, unusual or particularly aesthetic combination of artwork and frame.

What delights him most? “When you get something that’s really good and people just walk in and see it and say, ‘Whoa!’”

Lowenstein, 58, attributes his success in the highly competitive art world to what he has learned in Scientology. It has affected every aspect of his work—his ability to organize and manage his business, supervise and motivate his employees and interact successfully with customers.

“You really need to be able to understand people,” he says. “Your ability to listen to people and acknowledge them, to handle things that might trouble them, that skill is very important.”

In addition to his art and framing gallery, Lowenstein is a highly trained Scientology pastoral counselor, in charge of the Church of Scientology Mission of Melbourne for the last 16 years.

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