Artist of the moment……..Leon Underwood

 

 

Leon Underwood was a British painter and sculptor. Leon Underwood was born in Shepherds Bush, London, England in the year 1890. Much of the artist’s body of work explored the figure.

Underwood attended the Royal College of Art located in London, England. In addition he attended the Regent Street Polytechnic, and the Slade School of Art.

One of the artist’s first jobs was to design and hide observation points, during times of war, in camouflage.

Here is a clip featuring some sculptures and paintings by Underwood. What a keen eye he had for finding fluid shapes in his figure work:

Leon Underwood passed away in 1975.

Underwood also made furniture.

Price range information: Prints are the cheapest starting around $2,000. Underwood was a prolific engraver. Bronzes can reach as high as $50,000.

What a great artist who never tired of experimenting with a new medium.

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