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 Leonard Lester  (1870 - 1952)

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Lived/Active: California / United Kingdom      Known for: nocturne, landscape, figure, flower painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Leonard Lester
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Birth
1870 (Penrith, England)
 
Death
1952 (Grossmont, California)

Lived/Active
California / United Kingdom

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nocturne, landscape, figure, flower painting

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A painter born in Penrith, Cumberland, England on Feb. 4, 1870, Leonard Lester was educated in the Quaker tradition.  He became interested in an art career in his early teens and studied in England before immigrating to Canada in 1889.

In the early 1890s he moved to the U.S., living briefly in Kansas City before settling in Pasadena.  In Los Angeles, he found employment making pen-and-ink drawings for The Art Amateur.

He went to the East for two years of art study at th (showing 500 of 1583 characters).



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