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© the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

Decoy 1992

David Leapman (b.1959)

British Council Collection
Painter, born and lived in London, who was first prize winner at the 1995–6 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition with Double-Tongued Knowability, a mix of hard-edge abstraction and graffiti-like imagery. He studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1977–8; Goldsmiths’ College School of Art, 1978–81; and Chelsea College of Art, 1988–9. Took part in Figuring Out The Eighties, Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, 1988; Aperto Venice Biennale, 1990; and Arts Council tour Recent British Painting, 1993. Showed solo at Todd Gallery from 1988, at Beaux Arts, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Arts Council holds acrylic on canvas Past Behaviour, 1990.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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