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Nationally and internationally recognized, Vancouver-based artist Leslie Poole (b. 1942, Halifax, Nova Scotia) received his MFA from Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) in 1970 and is now firmly established as one of Canada's most extensively exhibited artists.

Poole's paintings, drawings, and prints question life and art at the end/beginning of the Millennium through subjects as diverse as: male and female figures, still life, landscape, and self-portraits. Never content with doing only one thing well, his works range from realist to expressionist in style. His masterful expressionistic brushwork is directed by the assurence of years of experience in order to create works of deeply felt emotion. Expert paint handling and use of colour are his trademarks. Leslie believes that through the continuous exploration of his/herself, the artist symbolically creates the conditions of the human soul.He has had over 100 solo exhibitions in Canada and the U.S. In addition to one-person shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, his work has been shown in solo exhibitions in numerous Canadian museums including:

Vancouver Art Gallery
Kamloops Art Gallery
Edmonton Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Confederation Centre Art Gallery
Charles H. Scott Gallery
Simon Fraser University Art Gallery
Richmond Art Gallery
Memorial University of Newfoundland Art Gallery
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Art Gallery of the South Okanagan
Kelowna Art Gallery
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Prairie Art Gallery
Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery
Nanaimo Art Gallery and Exhibition Centre
Grand Forks Art Gallery
Prince George Art Gallery
University of British Columbia (AMS Gallery)
Surrey Art Gallery
University of Alberta Art Gallery

Selected Collections

Vancouver Art Gallery
Trimark Mutual Funds
Hyatt Hotel
Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Broadcasting Company
Department of External Affairs
Royal Bank
McGill University
Waterfront Centre Hotel
Imperial Oil
Toronto Dominion Bank
Famous Players
Crown Life
Shell Canada Resources
Simon Fraser University
Canadian Pacific
Crown Zellerbach
Gulf Canada Resources
Canaccord Capital Corporation
BC Central Credit Union
Ladner Downs
Husky Oil
Air Canada
Claridge Investments Ltd.
Richardson Greenshields
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Bumper Corporation
Dupont Canada
Reed Stenhouse
Zenzen Consultants Ltd.
Edmonton School Board
Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin & Lang
Minto Suite Hotel
Campney & Murphy
Davis & Co.
Coopers & Lybrand
ESSO Resources
Rothschild, Inc.
Le Devoir
Superior Propane
Owen Bird
BC Automobile Association
Simon Fraser University
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
BC Art Collection
Beaverbrook Art Gallery
University of BC
University of Alberta
Carlton University
Mendel Art Gallery
Burnaby Art Gallery
Leslie Poole’s art works can be seen in galleries throughout Canada and the US.

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