(1902 - 1989)
Leonard Thiessen was active/lived in Nebraska, Iowa / Sweden, England. Leonard Thiessen is known for abstract easel painting, murals, art critic, lithography.
Biography Leonard Thiessen
Leonard Thiessen (1902-1989)
Leonard Thiessen was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. His family was small and his paternal ancestry had roots to the Swedish and German pioneer settlers of Grand Island, Nebraska. For a very short time, the family lived in Grand Island where, as a boy, Thiessen was employed in the mail department of The Grand Island Independent newspaper. His parents, Charles Leonard Thiessen and Jean Louise Berg Thiessen, together with his mother’s favorite sister Wilhemina, were all involved in various creative endeavors and had a profound influence on Leonard’s development.
His father worked in the printing industry and introduced the young Leonard to the trade. Jean was a talented self-taught artis
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