Leonard McComb studied at the Regional College of Art, Manchester, and the Slade School of Art, where he obtained a Post-Graduate degree in sculpture. A versatile artist, he is represented in the Tate Gallery Collection by works in oil, watercolour, prints, and sculpture. McComb was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991, and served as its Keeper between 1995 and 1998. In 1999 he completed a portrait of Doris Lessing commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, and in 2000 was selected by the Vatican to design a Jubilee Medal featuring Pope John Paul II and the late Archbishop Basil Hume. McComb describes his work as abstractions after nature, and declares that everything he paints, whether a landscape or still life, is for him a portrait.
Gillian Jason Gallery, London Private Collection, London