Leo Garel


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Leo Garel (1917-1999)

"Valdez Valley",  16" x  20",  oil on  canvas


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Leo Garel (1917-1999)

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American Artist

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

Art Education:

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"

"Gagged Announcer"

"Disc Jockey"

"Election Coverage on WNYC"

"WNYC Truck"

"WNYC Scholar"

"WYNC Alarm Clock"

from: WNYC Archive Collections


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