(1919 - 2009)
Allen Leepa was active/lived in Michigan, New York, Florida. Allen Leepa is known for painting, art education.
Biography Allen Leepa
Artist's Statement from the catalogue, Allen Leepa: A Retrospective, 1997
Allen Leepa was born in Brooklyn, New York, the first born child of artist Esther Gentle. He was raised in California before returning to New York at age 14 to finish high school. His interest in visual arts stemmed from a young age and his earliest training was in WPA classes at the The Art Students League in New York City. In 1937, Allen Leepa received a tuition scholarship to be part of the inaugural class at the New Bauhaus school of design established by László Moholy-Nagy in Chicago, Illinois. This experience introduced Leepa to European modernism and to the importance of art education.
Following studies at the Hans H
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