Henry Miller Fine Art is presenting the first-ever UK retrospective of Michael Leonard’s work, including drawings and paintings from the 1960’s to the present.
Spanning five decades, Leonard’s first London exhibition in 15 years features rarely seen examples of his commercial illustration work from the 60’s and early paintings from the 70’s, alongside portraits and nudes from the 80’s onwards. Michael was represented for many years by SAA member agency, Artist Partners.
The show features some of Leonard’s most iconic works including “Changing” (1981) and “Passage of Arms” (1979) from the “scaffolders series” as well as his Thatcher cover for The Sunday Times Magazine (1980) and several still lives and line drawings, showcasing the range and versatility of one of Britain’s most talented artists. Born in 1933, Michael Leonard studied Commercial Design and Illustration at London’s Saint Martin’s School of Art from 1954 to 1957 and spent the next few years working as a freelance illustrator, producing artwork for books, magazines and advertising, before finding his voice as a painter and getting his first solo exhibition in 1974
The exhibition finishes on Saturday 27th October but many works (including prints) will remain available for purchase after the exhibition. Contact: www.henrymillerfineart.co.uk