Find, Learn, Price Art
Enjoy the comprehensive art database we've compiled since 1987
Membership Details
Images, sales charts, bios, signatures, 30 artist Alerts and more ...
Art auction records:  Millions of references for pricing research
Or, register for Free Alerts
To track 10 artists.

Already a member?  Sign in here

Leonard Lester

 (1870 - 1952)
Leonard Lester was active/lived in California / United Kingdom.  Leonard Lester is known for nocturne, landscape, figure, flower painting.

Biography   Leonard Lester


A painter born in Penrith, Cumberland, England on Feb. 4, 1870, Leonard Lester was educated in the Quaker tradition.  He became interested in an art career in his early teens and studied in England before immigrating to Canada in 1889.

In the early 1890s he moved to the U.S., living briefly in Kansas City before settling in Pasadena.  In Los Angeles, he found employment making pen-and-ink drawings for The Art Amateur.

He went to the East for two years of art study at the Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, Art Students League of New York City , and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1894-96).

Returning to California, he had studios in Pasadena, Redlands, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.   ...  Displaying 1074 of 1583 characters.

    >   Continue reading about Leonard Lester


Museums (2):  Leonard Lester    


Discover art and art prices ...
•  Auction records and images
•  Record prices, graphs, stats
•  Artist signature examples
•  More about subscribing

Landscape, watercolor on paper, 13.75" x 20", signed
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Leonard Lester

Consider a subscription!  More info



First light near Santa Barbara, 1905
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Leonard Lester

Consider a subscription!  More info



Sunlight and Shadow
Art images copyright© of artist or assignee

Subscribers may find the following and more:
Did it sell?  Low/high estimate
Size of work   Signature   Date created
Research Leonard Lester

Consider a subscription!  More info