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Leo Lances

 (1908 - 1981)
Leo Lances was active/lived in New York.  Leo Lances is known for abstraction, figure, genre.

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Biography   Leo Lances

An artist for the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, Leo Lances was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists Group in 1937.

His talent was recognized early. By the age of ten, he was awarded a scholarship to Pratt Institute and then attended the Art Students' League where he was influenced by Vaclav Vytlacil. He then spent several years studying painting with modernist Jan Matulka. In 1932, he studied briefly with Hans Hofmann and then ended his formal art training to pursue both painting and photography. In 1936, he exhibited with a group of abstractionists at Municipal Art Galleries in New York, and in 1937, he became one of the thirty founding members of the American Abstract Artists.

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