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biography of Leo Joseph DEE (1931)

Birth place: Newark, NJ

Addresses: Maplewood, NJ; Truro, MA, 1996

Profession: Painter, collagist, relief sculptor

Studied: Newark School Fine & Industrial Art, diploma, with Charles Goeller, Hans Weingartner, Benjamin Cunningham, James Rosati & Ruben Nakian.

Exhibited: 6 exhibs, New Jersey Artists, 1958-71 & Arts Festival, 1959, Newark Mus.; Drawing Soc. Regional, Philadelphia Mus. & Nat. (circulated by Am. Fedn. Arts), 1965-66; Meticulous Realism, Tawes Art Center, Univ. Maryland, 1966; Art from New Jersey & other exhibs., New Jersey State Mus., Trenton, 1966-70; Fourth Invitational Painting & Sculpture, Van Deusen Gallery, Kent State Univ., 1970; Coe Kerr Gallery, NYC, 1970s.

Work: Newark Mus. Art; Springfield (MA) Mus. Art; Cooper-Hewitt Mus., New York; Fannie E. Rippel Foundation, Newark, NJ.

Comments: Well-known for silverpoint drawings since 1957. Teaching: instructor of drawing & painting, Newark School Fine & Industrial Art, 1958-93.

Sources: WW73; William H. Gerdts, Painting and sculpture in New Jersey, Vol 24 (New Jersey Historical Series, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1964) & 150 years of American still life painting (Coe Kerr Gallery, 1970); For Beauty and for Truth, 42 (w/repro.)

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