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Michael Leonard
Man Reaching Down: Tondo

1989

About the Item

Alkyd-oil on Masonite, signed and dated (middle left), 61cm (diam.), (83cm diam. framed). (This work was kept by the artist for his personal collection. It remained in his collection until his death in July 2023.) During his career, Leonard created a series of paintings celebrating the male figure. The nude, particularly the male nude, has been a recurring theme in his work. “I am fascinated by the subtle interactions of muscle, bone and sinew that come into play as a body moves…” This work, was considered by Michael, to be one of the works he was most proud of, hence the reason why he never sold it. The painting features in the book by Patrick Bade, Michael Leonard, Painter and Illustrator, 2021 (Peter Owen Publishers) at p.121. Michael's work is always beautifully composed and expertly delivered onto the board. Never very prolific as an artist, his work is highly prized and collected internationally. He retired from painting in 2009.
  • Creator:
    Michael Leonard (1933, British)
  • Creation Year:
    1989
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 32.68 in (83 cm)Diameter: 32.68 in (83 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: Michael Leonard, Man Reaching Down: Tondo1stDibs: LU2263214133412
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