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Artist in a wide variety of media, designer and lecturer, son of the artist Hendrik Lek, born in Antwerp, Belgium. He was educated at Friars’ School, Bangor, then Liverpool College of Art, 1946–52. Notable teachers included Karel Vogel and Geoffrey Wedgwood. Lek said that “the country of my birth, regarding my mode of expression, which is emotional,” was important to his output. “My concern is humanity. I very often see beauty in what is often neglected.” Lek was a member of RCamA. He also showed at RA, Whitechapel Art Gallery, SWE, Woodstock Gallery, RI, ICA and public galleries in Amsterdam and Llandudno. Solo shows included RCamA, Woodstock Gallery, Oriel Bangor, and Tegfryn Gallery in Menai Bridge. Contemporary Art Society for Wales, The Football Association, National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and overseas collections hold examples.

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

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