Available works by: Leon Gilmour  American (1907 - 1996)  

Leon Gilmour, printmaker, illustrator, teacher and art director, was born in Riga, Latvia on July 25, 1907. He immigrated to the United States in 1916 and settled for a brief period in Boston, where he studied at the School of Practical Art.

Gilmour left Boston for the West Coast and, along the way, hired himself out to meet expenses; he worked as a farm hand, ranch hand, gold miner and truck driver and later culled from those experiences for his subject matter. After his long journey, Gilmour arrived in Los Angeles and enrolled at the Otis Art Institute where, in 1931, Paul Landacre introduced him to the art of woodengraving.

He taught at the University of Southern California and also had successful careers as a designer, illustrator, and art director. Gilmour was a member of the American Artist's Congress and his work has been exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Library, Laguna Art Museum, Otis Art Institute and numerous galleries in Southern California. Public collections holding his work included the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Boston Public Library, Georgetown University, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, La Salle University Art Museum, the San Mateo County and the San Fernando Valley Historical Museums.

Leon Gilmour died in Burlingame, California on March 31, 1996. 

Leon Gilmour : Tufa Towers at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Tufa Towers

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1986
Edition : 13/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 5 5/8 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 43344c
Price: $125.00

Leon Gilmour : Chrysanthemums at Davidson Galleries

Leon Glimour (1907 - 1996)

Chrysanthemums

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1944
Edition : Edition 35/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 5-1/2 x 4 inches
Stock Number: 43189c
Price: $125.00

Leon Gilmour : Outposts at Davidson Galleries

Leon Gilmour (1907 - 1996)

Outposts

Medium: Wood engraving on thin Japanese tissue paper
Year: Date of Plate 1936
Edition : Edition 13/50
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 7- x 11-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43190c
Price: $775.00

Leon Gilmour : Pine Bough at Davidson Galleries

Leon Glimour (1907 - 1996)

Pine Bough

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: Date of Plate 1974
Edition : Edition 45/130
Size: 4 x 5-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43192c
Price: $95.00