JOHN PORTER LEEPER California Mid-Century Modernist Oil
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All Items: Archives: Fine Art: Pre 1970: item # 1131718
The NEW ANTIQUARIAN
Los Angeles, California
|This is a superb original modernist mixed-media painting by acclaimed California artist John Porter Leeper (1909-1985); recently recovered from a Southern California estate. The following biography from AskArt.com. Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940." Born in Dandridge, TN on April 23, 1909. Leeper was raised in Phoenix and studied art there for several years. During the 1930s he further studied in Los Angeles at Otis Art Institute and then returned to Arizona where he lived and taught at the Phoenix Art Center until 1942. Returning to southern California, he worked as a sketch artist for movie studios. In 1951 he was director of the Pasadena Art Institute. During the 1930s to 1950s he painted American Scene subjects of life in American homes; after the 1950s he painted abstracts. Leeper died in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 1985. Exh: LACMA, 1944, 1958; Calif. WC Society, 1944-55; Biltmore Salon (LA), 1949; Calif. State Fair, 1954 (prize); San Jose State College, 1957; Laguna Beach Art Festival, 1958, 1960. In: Arizona State College (mural); IBM; Long Beach Music College. Work measures 35 1/2 x 27 inches (image size, as seen). With frame, work measures 42 x 33 inches. Medium: oil and cloth (collage) on board. Date of creation: circa 1960. Condition: Excellent condition although has not been cleaned. Please view photos above and below. Authenticity is guaranteed. Domestic continental shipping is $75. Please enquire for additional shipping options.|