Leo Valledor

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Leo  Valledor Pow Wow Now

Pow Wow Now
- Acrylic on canvas , 1980
72 x 48 in

Leo  Valledor Pow Wow Now Pow Wow Now
Acrylic on canvas   1980
72 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor Between Heaven and Earth Between Heaven and Earth
Acrylic on canvas   1974
120 x 120 in
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Leo  Valledor Curveda Curveda
Acrylic on canvas   1983
45 x 43 in
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Leo  Valledor Daybreaker Daybreaker
Acrylic on canvas   1983
48 x 41 in
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Leo  Valledor Eros Is Eros Is Eros Eros Is Eros Is Eros
Acrylic on canvas   1980
48 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor Fancy Dance Fancy Dance
Acrylic and oil on canvas   1981
36 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor Free At Last Free At Last
Acrylic and oil on canvas   1982
48 x 60 x 2 in
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Leo  Valledor Hows Chances Hows Chances
Ink in paper   1950
7 x in
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Leo  Valledor Juxtipo Juxtipo
Acrylic on canvas   1986
72 x 62 in
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Leo  Valledor Nuz Nuz
Acrylic on canvas   1987
60 x 36 in
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Leo  Valledor Shapin_ Up Shapin' Up
Acrylic and oil on canvas   1982
96 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor Swupt Swupt
Acrylic on canvas   1985
41 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor The Impossible Dream The Impossible Dream
Acrylic on canvas   1981
120 x 132 in
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Leo  Valledor Untitled 19 Untitled 19
Acrylic on canvas   1982
72 x 48 in
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Leo  Valledor Windance Windance
Acrylic on canvas   1982
48 x in
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Leo  Valledor Zam Zam
Acrylic on canvas   1984
66 x 120 x 2 in
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Leo  Valledor

Leo Valledor

Leo Valledor Biography

Leo Valledor (1935-1989), an Asian American artist who grew up in the Fillmore district of San Francisco, studied Abstract Expressionism at the California School of Fine Arts (currently, San Francisco Art Institute) and was part of the “Beat” scene—the cross cultural and dynamic fusion of visual art, jazz music and poetry. He exhibited his artwork at the 6 Gallery at the age of 19, the same year and location of Alan Ginsberg’s first public reading of his poem, Howl. This period also marked a dramatic shift in Leo Valledor’s art to a reductive palette and simple geometric shapes. In 1961 he moved to New York and was an early member and founder of the now famous Park Place Group, where his new minimalist tendencies were appreciated by and exhibited with Sol Le Witt, Robert Smithson, Ed Ruda, Mark di Suvero, Peter Forakis and Tamara Melcher, among others. In 1968, Leo Valledor returned to San Francisco where he continued to explore his unique abstract painting that extended musical harmonies and rhythms to shaped canvases and colors. Many of his paintings also produced optical effects as they played with the tension between the two and three-dimensional planes.

Leo Valledor had over 22 solo and two person exhibitions in important galleries and museums on both coasts, including Park Place Gallery and Graham Gallery in NY and 6 Gallery, Modernism, Dilexi Gallery and Daniel Weinberg Gallery in San Francisco, as well as the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Valledor’s artwork is included in many important public and private collections, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, Oakland Museum, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, and St. Louis Museum of Art among others.

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