Leland Bell1922-1991

List Gallery - Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

$14,000 toward the catalogue that will accompany a touring exhibition on the painter, curated by gallery director Andrea Packard. Bell was influenced by early visits to the Phillips Collection, his working relationship with Karl Knaths, and time spent in Paris among the artistic community. His figurative painting, which pursues the tradition of French modernism, explores mythological themes through the use of bold, colorful shapes, clearly defined by black lines.