Born in New York on Oct. 19, 1902. By 1928 Leek had moved to California and settled in Paradise. An accountant, he painted in his leisure. He died in Chico, CA on Oct. 12, 1983. His rare works are characterized by heavy impasto and bright colors.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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