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Leo Garel (1917-1999)
written by +Robert Parsons
Garel said: "My earliest memories are of drawing, way before I started school"
His cartoons were shown in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post and Playboy
Born in Brooklyn, New York, October 8, 1917
New York School of Fine and Applied Art
Parsons School of Design
Art Students League of New York
From 1945 to 1952, he worked and resided in Taos, New Mexico
While in Taos he showed the Galeria Escondida, the Blue Door Gallery and the Museum of New Mexico
In 1952 Garel exhibited at the Mortimer Levitt Gallery in New York City
In 1953 he moved to Woodstock, New York
In 1957 he exhibited at Zabriskie in New York
Garel resided and created Art Works in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.
In 1976 Leo Garel took up living in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
He helped begin and create the field of art psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Leo Garel died on July 4, 1999
Museum Collections include:
National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian,
National Academy of Design in New York
The Harwood Museum in Taos
New York University Art Museum
Norfolk Art Museum,
Roswell Art Museum,
Museum of New Mexico,
Chase Manhattan Bank
Marine Midland Bank.
(Click on Links below to view Art Works)
"Green Valley Landscape" Oil. 17” x 26”
from: Harwood Museum
Taos Municipal Schools Historic Art Collection
"New York City Map"
"Applause for WNYC"
"Art on WNYC"
"Listening to WNYC"
"Doctors on the Air"
"Family at NY Worlds Fair"
"Fish on WNYC"
"Election Coverage on WNYC"
"WYNC Alarm Clock"
from: WNYC Archive Collections