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Leonard Leibsohn, also known as Parker Lee, American (1924 - 1995)

Leonard Leibsohn was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 2, 1924.
He died in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 5, 1995.
As a young man, Leonard studied under American Regionalist artist Grant Wood.
He served in the United States Air Force during World War II.
In 1950, he earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
He continued his studies at the University of Denver, Colorado, where he earned a Masters in Fine Arts degree.
In 1953, he moved to Colorado Springs and studied under American modernist painter Emerson Seville Woelffer.
In 1957, he moved to California where he continued to paint and exhibit his art. He also gave private art lessons at his studio in Los Angeles. He often traveled to Mexico where he found inspiration in the landscapes for his paintings.
In 1959, he lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he won First Prize for a painting that he entered in an art completion held at the Museum of Fine Arts. He was later given a solo exhibition at the museum.
In or around 1987, Leonard Leibsohn moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where he continued to paint.
At some point during his career as an artist he began to use the pseudonyms “Parker” “Parker Lee” and sometimes “Parker Lee Leibsohn.”
He was an active member of the Colorado Springs Art Guild, and the Association of Oklahoma Artists.

The art of Leonard Leibsohn is or has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and universities including but not necessarily limited to the following:
Fine Arts Center, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
George Nix Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
Martin Lowitz, Beverly Hills, CA
Municipal Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
Museo Regional, Cuauhnáhuac, Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Quintessential Things, San Francisco, CA
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Wilkinson Row Gallery, New Orleans, LA

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