(1909 - 1985)
John Porter Leeper was active/lived in California, Arizona, Tennessee. John Leeper is known for mod genre, non objective.
Biography John Leeper
Born in Dandridge, Tennessee, John Leeper was known in Arizona for his mural painting and in California for watercolor abstractions, city genre, and female figural works.
He was raised in Phoenix and studied art there for several years and then took further instruction at the Otis Art Institute. In the 1930s, he returned to Arizona and worked on murals for the Federal Relief Administration project until 1942. He taught art classes at The Phoenix Federal Art Center, a WPA project and forerunner of the Phoenix Art Museum.
His Phoenix murals were in the Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Papago Park and in some of them, he depicted nude figures, which artist David Swing later painted over because they were thought to be offensive to tub
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