Leon Underwood

Leon Underwood (1890-1975)

was a well-known London born sculptor, painter in oil and watercolour, wood engraver, lithographer, mainly of figure subjects. He studied art at the Regent Street Polytechnic 1907-10, at the Royal College of Art 1910-13, and at the Slade School 1919-20. Underwood served in the 1914-18 war in the Camouflage Section of the R.E. He visited Holland 1911, Germany and Russia 1913, Iceland 1920, Yugoslavia and Italy 1925, U.S.A. and Canada 1926- 27, Mexico 1928, and West Africa 1945. His first one-man show was held 1922 at the Chenil Galleries in London 1922. He exhibited with the New English Art Club 1919-44 and at the Royal Academy 1925-74. He was the author of a number of books, including Art for Heaven’s Sake 1934 and Bronzes of West Africa 1949. His work is represented in a number of public collections including the Tate Gallery, the Ashmolean Museum, Government Art Collection, Imperial War Museum and Manchester Art Gallery..

Current Works

Sorry, none available at present.