Leonard Rosoman RA (1913-2012)
Born: 27 October 1913, London, England
Elected RA: 25 February 1969
Category of Membership: Painter
Leonard Rosoman RA died on 21 February 2012.
Leonard Rosoman RA, Untitled Leonard Rosoman studied at King Edward VII School of Art, University of Durham from 1930 to 1935, the Royal Academy Schools from 1935 to 1936 and the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1936 to 1937. He was appointed Official War Artist to the Admiralty in 1943.
Rosoman taught at Camberwell School of Art from 1946 to 1948, Edinburgh College of Art from 1948 to 1956, the Royal College and Chelsea School of Art, London. He was chief designer of the Diaghilev Exhibition in London and Edinburgh in 1954. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1960 and became a Senior Academician in 1989.
As well as exhibiting extensively in London and New York, Leonard Rosoman painted many murals including one for the Royal Academy of Arts restaurant (1986) and Lambeth Palace chapel ceiling (1988). His work is represented in many collections including the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum, London where a retrospective of his work was held in 1989. Edinburgh College of Art made Rosoman an Honorary Fellow in 2005.
Recent solo exhibitions
2003 Fine Art Society, London
Imperial War Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Brighton and Hove Museums
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