(1887 - 1979)
Bernard Howell Leach was active/lived in Illinois / England, Japan. Bernard Leach is known for ceramics pottery, portrait and landscape painting, etching, teaching.
Self Portrait and Portrait of Kenzan
Biography Bernard Leach
Bernard Howell Leach, CBE, CH (5 January 1887 - 6 May 1979), was a British studio potter and art teacher. He is regarded as the "Father of British studio pottery". Leach was born in Hong Kong and brought up in the Far East. His father was a colonial judge in Hong Kong and his maternal grandparents were missionaries in Japan. As a young man he studied etching at the London School of Art before settling in Japan where he became fascinated with pottery and studied under the great master Kenzan.
Leach was born in Hong Kong, but spent his young adult years in Japan where he came into contact with a group of young Japanese art lovers who called themselves Shirakaba. Through them he learned about William Morris and the Arts and
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