Alfred Leslie


Alfred Leslie (October 29, 1927 – January 27, 2023) was an American painter and filmmaker. He first achieved success as an Abstract Expressionist painter, but changed course in the early 1960s and became a painter of realistic figurative paintings.

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First known as an experimental filmmaker and abstract expressionist, Leslie later turned exclusively to figurative painting, producing monumental portraits and a type of updated history painting. He collaborated with Robert Frank on the film "Pull My Daisy" in 1959, written by Jack Kerouac.

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United States


Artist, cinematographer, collagist, painter

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Alfred Leslie, Alfred Lesley, Alfred Lippitz

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