The show dates are: January 25 – February 18. Opening Reception, public invited, Friday January 27, 6-9 pm.
Biography—Leslie Bell was born in Washington D.C. and came to Iowa to study art with Father Edward Catich, the world-renowned artist. Bell’s MFA in painting is from Northern Illinois University. His awards include an NEA fellowship and grants from the Iowa Arts Council and Quad City Arts. He is represented by the Moberg and Hudson River Galleries and is emeritus professor of art at St. Ambrose University.
Mr. Bell’s work tells stories of love, education, longing and nature. Jerry Cullum, critic for Art in America has said, “His recent paintings…are a rare combination of vision, skill and wit. The stories are enacted in brilliantly composed landscapes amid stunning effects of light.”