Artist biography

Leonard ROSOMAN b. 1913

Painter of landscapes, figure subjects, illustrations and decorations. Born 27 October 1913 in London. Studied at King Edward VII School of Art, Durham, under O'R. Dickey 1930–4, at the R.A. Schools 1935–6 and at the Central School under Meninsky 1937–8. Taught painting at the Reimann School, Westminster, 1938–9. Mobilized into the National Fire Service 1939. Seconded to the War Office to illustrate books on fire-fighting 1943. Appointed Official War Artist to the Admiralty 1944. First one-man exhibition at the St George's Gallery 1946. Taught at Camberwell School of Art 1947–8 and at Edinburgh College of Art 1948–56. Returned to London and has taught at R.C.A. since 1956. Painted murals for the Festival of Britain 1951, for the Diaghilev Exhibition at Edinburgh and London 1954, and for the British Pavilion, Brussels International Exhibition, 1958. A.R.A. 1960.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II