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Leo Garel

 (1917 - 1999)
Leo Garel was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Leo Garel is known for modernist-leaning landscape, illustrator-cartoon.

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Leo Garel, born in Brooklyn in 1917, never doubted he would spend his life as an artist. "My earliest memories are of drawing, way before I started school," Garel recalled years later. "As a boy, drawing was an obsession and I was constantly with a pad and pencil."

Garel attended Parsons School of Design, then won a scholarship to the New York School of Fine and Applied Art. He also studied at the Art Students League, where his teachers were George Grosz and Vaclav Vytlacil.

In the 1940s he traveled to New Mexico. In Taos, he attracted the attention of Mabel Dodge Luhan, who wrote of him: "Leo Garel is one of the most promising of these newcomers. He is a big, robust fellow and his work is all of a piece with him. He hurls mou   ...  Displaying 750 of 3240 characters.

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