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Archives: Andrew Lambirth

7th June 2015

Leon Underwood was a giant of 20th century art – why is he so neglected?

Wikipedia hints at the breadth of Underwood’s talents: “sculptor, painter, draughtsman…writer, illustrator, scholar, teacher, philosopher…” And, by the way, he taught Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Perhaps this eclecticism and a decidedly non-commercial outlook help explain why it has been nearly 50 years since his last show. An interview with the curator is here.