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Frederick Alfred Leekney

 (born C.1900)
Frederick Alfred Leekney was active/lived in California / China.  Frederick Leekney is known for painting.

Biography   Frederick Alfred Leekney


Frederick Alfred Leekney was born in Latvia about 1900.  An archaeologist by profession, Leekney traveled all over the world and painted in his leisure.  After a seven-year tour of the Orient, he came to Los Angeles in 1924 and stayed for six years.  While there, he uncovered early frescoes in the San Fernando Mission.  Leaving California in 1930, he returned to Shanghai. 

Exh:  Ruskin Art Club (LA), 1924; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1924; Calif. State Fair, 1930; Paul Elder Gallery (SF), 1930.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Los Angeles Times, 2-29-1924 & 4-6-1924; SF Chronicle, 7-27-1930; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure).

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