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Leonard William McComb

(1930-2018), Artist

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 6 portraits
Born in Glasgow, McComb studied at the Regional College of Art, Manchester and at the Slade (1956-60). He has taught widely in provincial art schools and at the Slade, Goldsmiths College and the Royal Academy Schools. His work was included in Kitaj's The Human Clay at the Hayward, 1976 and the following year had his first solo exhibition at the Coracle Press. He has exhibited work at the Venice Biennale, 1980, at the Hayward, 1981 and at the Tate in The Hard Won Image, 1984. He's had several solo exhibitions, including at the Serpentine, which then went on an Arts Council Tour, 1983-4, at the Royal Academy, 1983, and at the New York Studio School, 2000. He became a Royal Academician in 1990.

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Leonard McComb, by Leonard William McComb - NPG 7081

Leonard McComb

by Leonard William McComb
oil on canvas, 2002
NPG 7081

Leonard William McComb, by James F. Hunkin - NPG x128179

Leonard William McComb

by James F. Hunkin
bromide fibre print, February 1998
NPG x128179

Leonard William McComb, by Dennis Toff - NPG x131352

Leonard William McComb

by Dennis Toff
archival inkjet print, 22 February 2007
NPG x131352

Royal Academicians In General Assembly, by Dennis Toff - NPG x134136

Royal Academicians In General Assembly

by Dennis Toff
C-type colour print, 28 May 2009
NPG x134136



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27 August 2018, 22:47

Leonard McComb died in June of this year, 2018.

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