(1890 - 1975)
Leon Underwood was active/lived in United Kingdom, United States. Leon Underwood is known for Oriental figure, interior, sculpture, illustration, etching.
Self Portrait; Figures in a wood; and a woodcut entitled, The Pirate's Ship
Biography Leon Underwood
Leon Underwood (b. 1890 / d. 1975)
Leon Underwood was born in Shepherds Bush, London on December 25, 1890.
In 1910, Underwood first learned etching at the Royal College of Art under Sir Frank Short; however, he did not like Short's style. After time studying art in Russian and Iceland, he was invited to return to the R.C.A by Sir William Rothenstein to teach drawing. During this time, he returned to etching.
The first etching he was known for was Illfracombe in 1919. By 1921 and 1922, he reached his height of etching and dry-point creating Granny Ashdown and Self-portrait in Landscape. He set up the Brook Green School in Hammersmith in a studio where he cast his
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