Artist - Gerald Leet
Gerald Leet, born 1913, died 1998. Designed posters for London Transport 1938
- Educated; Goldsmiths College; 1929-1934
- Educated; The Royal College of Art; 1934-1937
- Educated; Courtauld Institute ; 1937-1938
Gerald Mackenzie Leet was a prolific portrait painter and a passionate collector of books. He began his career in London, working in a neo-Romantic style. In 1935 the first exhibition of his work was held at the Royal Academy. In 1945 he was appointed artist in residence at Viceroy's House, New Delhi. He received a prestigious commission in 1948 from the Queen Mother, to paint portraits of her and her staff at Windsor Castle. Leet's first teaching appointment was at Ealing School of Art. Then in 1946 he was appointed Assistant Drawing Master at Eton, where he remained until 1949. From 1948 he also taught part time at Brighton College of Art.