ABOUT THE ARTIST
American, 1916 - 2002
Leonard Edmondson studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a Master's Degree in 1942. During World War II, he served in the United States Army and then settled in Pasadena. By 1947, he began exhibiting his abstract expressionist paintings, which by the 1950s were attracting national attention. At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Edmondson was one of the first "radically modern" painters to have his work accepted. Major museums including the Metropolitan, Brooklyn and Museum of Modern Art purchased his work.