Dr Leonard McComb is a draughtsman, painter, sculptor, print maker, mosaic and tapestry designer. His work is determined by his feeling for the detail in nature, in this respect all his works are portraits, taking into consideration that all natures shapes are asymmetrical abstractions after nature. Another of his concerns is for the internal energy of natures forms and how they radiate light and colour.
Dr Leonard McComb was born in Glasgow in 1930. He studied at the Junior Art School Manchester and later at the Regional College of Art Manchester (1954-56) before attending Slade School where he attained a post graduate in Sculpture in (1960-61). He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1990 and Keeper of the Royal Academy from 1995-98. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Societies of Painter Printmakers and of Portrait Painters. He was awarded an honorary doctorate at Oxford Brooks in 2004.
His works can be found in the following Public Collections: Arts Council of England, the British Council, Cambridge University, British Museum, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Ulster Museum and in the Art Galleries of Manchester, Birmingham, Swindon, Belfast, Worcester, Bedford, Leicester and Liverpool, as well as in many private collections. Leonard also has recently completed two mosaics for Westminster Cathedral.
Made from oil studies on the Mediterranean light of Provence, the 3 ink jet prints reproduced here are printed with museum quality ink that lasts over 200 years, on German quality paper. All are the same size (24" x 20").
Editions of 50, each costs £1,900 each and may be purchased singly, as a pair or triptych. Please note that on purchase the prints are sent by post in protective card scrolls together with helpful framing material and proportions information.
- Dr Leonard McComb RA