LEESE, Leonard

1932 - ?

Leonard Leese was born at Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales in 1932, fifth child and eldest son of Leonard Leese (3 May 1900-1984), a grocery branch inspector, and his wife Elizabeth née Porter (26 September 1898-1990), who married at Wolstanton, Staffordshire in 1922 and in 1939 were living at 48 Mapperley Road, Nottingham. Leonard married at Nottingham in 1956, Bessie Hulbert and the following year they moved to Suffolk. Their son is Kit Leese [q.v.]. Leonard exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 6 Valley Close, Brantham, Suffolk in 1977 two items, 'Dunwich Beach' and 'Ferry Inn, Walberswick' and a further picture the following year.