Leo Garel (1917-1999)

Photo by Mildred Tolbert
Photo by Mildred Tolbert

Leo Garel at 203 Fine Art

Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2015 exhibition Taos Moderns: Bridging the Gap, organized by 203 Fine Art.

Taos Moderns: Bridging the Gap | 2015


Leo Garel was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1917. As a child he showed a great interest in drawing, and went on to study at the Parsons School of Design, the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, and the Arts Students League of New York.

From 1945-1952 Garel lived in Taos, showing work at the Blue Door Gallery and Galeria Escondida. His work there drew the attention of both heiress Mabel Dodge Luhan and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz. Garel moved back east in 1953, first to Woodstock, New York and then to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where he lived out the rest of his days painting and developing the field of art psychotherapy.

Schools of Study

Parsons School of Design, NY
New York School of Fine and Applied Art, NY
Art Students League, NY

Partial List of Collections

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
National Academy of Design, NY
Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
New York University Art Museum, NY
Norfolk Art Museum, Norfolk, VA
Roswell Art Museum, Roswell, NM

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