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LEON MEEKS (1940 - ) The Abstract Beauty of Earth.
Latex and acrylic polymer on wood panel, 1969. 610x610 mm; 24x24 inches. Signed, titled, dated "November 26, 1969," numbered 56/69 and "No. 2960A," inscribed "24"x24"" and "latex and acrylic polymer on wood panel" in white ink, verso.
Provenance: the artist's studio "The Chemorphic Art Institute," New York, with the label on the frame back; the Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., Chicago. Meeks's Chemorphic Art Institute investigated the properties and techniques of synthetic paint and other artistic media in the early 1970s.
Leon Meeks is a multi-media New York artist, an abstract painter, photographer, architectural designer, educator and jeweler who studied at Pratt Institute and New York University. He exhibited widely in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York, including solo exhibitions at the 9th Street Studio, Columbia College and Talladega College. Meeks was interviewed in the Winter 1972 issue of Black Creation, the journal of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University. His artwork was included in the important 1969 exhibition Harlem Artists '69 at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and many other group exhibitions, including at Martha Jackson Gallery, Asia House and the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Co.