Leason, Percy Alexander, b. 1889 d. 1959
Painter, Educator, Illustrator, Portrait painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; Staten Island, N.Y.
Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (microfilmed on 5 reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence; scrapbook; account books; photographs and slides; diaries; sketches; articles; exhibition catalog and announcement; and printed material.
REEL 74: Articles by Leason, "Some Factors in the Rise and Decline of Painting," "The Nude Study as an Exercise," and 3 on Quaternary Cave Art; an exhibition catalog and announcement; an article on Leason; and a reproduction of his portrait of Dewey Short.
REELS 999-1000 & 1050: Correspondence; a scrapbook, containing clippings, catalogs, speeches, articles; 2 account books; 36 photographs and 86 slides, mostly of Leason's works; 4 diaries (1938-39; 1945, 1948-54; 1956; 1959); and printed material.
REEL 3090: Two letters, 1959 and 1961, from members of the U.S. Congress, offering Leason portrait commissions.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, portrait painter, illustrator, and educator; Staten Island, N.Y. Died 1959.
Material donated 1969-1979 by Max A. Leason, son of Percy Leason.
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