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Dawn from Southwark Bridge, London by Leonard Victor Mitchell

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Dawn from Southwark Bridge, London by Leonard Victor Mitchell

Oil on canvas on board, 1968
68cm x 109cm, framed

Like many of Leonard’s London scenes, this painting captures the scale and romance of the city’s architecture but also the marginal characters within who Len found so fascinating.
Featured in Mitchell & Mitchell: A Father & Son Arts Legacy 2018 (Alsop, Reed, Wolfe) page 415

Born in 1925, Leonard’s story began growing up in Ngaio, Wellington. A dedicated artist, by the 1950s he was exhibiting at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and established as a well sought-after portrait painter. In 1954 he co-established the Lambton Galleries, Wellington’s largest commercial gallery. He completed several commissions for public spaces, including murals at the newly built Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, and won the inaugural Kelliher prize for Landscape painting. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London… Read more

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