Seymour Leichman was born in New York City in 1933. A prominent contemporary painter, printmaker, illustrator and author, Seymour Leichman studied art techniques at Cooper Union, New York. After a short stint in the world of commercial art, Leichman visited Spain, to study Goya, and Mexico, to study the art of Orozco and his contemporaries. Leichman began exhibiting his work in New York around 1970. Today his art is included in such major collections as the Butler Institute of American Art.
Seymour Leichman also taught as an art educator at the Art Students League of New York. Perhaps his best known works, however, are his children's books which he both authored and illustrated. Such well respected titles as "The Boy Who could Sing Pictures", "The Wicked Wizard and the Wicked Witch", "Freddie the Pigeon", "A Tale of the Secret Service" and "Shaggy Dogs and Spotty Dogs and Shaggy and Spotty Dogs" are from his hand.