Leonard Russell Squirrell RWS RI RE PS SGA

 (1893 - 1979)

 

Leonard Squirrell was born in Ipswich and studied art at Ipswich School of Art under George Robert Rushton RI RBA RBSA 1869 -1948 and at the Slade under Henry Tonks. Leonard won a British Institution Scholarship in 1915 for engraving and a gold medal  at the International Print Makers’ Exhibition at Los Angeles in 1925 and 1930, a silver in 1923 and  was a founder member of the Ipswich Art Club. Leonard exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Society of Painter – Etchers and Engravers. Work of his is in several public collections including the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was for his etching, a technique he mastered totally, that he is chiefly remembered. 

Bamburgh Castle Northumberland 1946 watercolour 11.5 x 19.5
Bamburgh Castle Northumberland 1946 watercolour 11.5 x 19.5
Alnwick Bridge The Peth drypoint 5 x 9.5 inches
Alnwick Bridge The Peth drypoint 5 x 9.5 inches
Barden Bridge, Yorkshire pen and ink, 10 x 14 inches
Barden Bridge, Yorkshire pen and ink, 10 x 14 inches

Eggleston Abbey North Yorkshire 1935  watercolour 10 x 16  inches
Eggleston Abbey North Yorkshire 1935 watercolour 10 x 16 inches
Flatford Bridge Suffolk 1964 exhibited at RI watercolour 11.5 x 16.5  inches
Flatford Bridge Suffolk 1964 exhibited at RI watercolour 11.5 x 16.5 inches