Leo Bates, American (1944 - 2013)

Leo Bates

Leo Bates was born in Pittsburgh Pa., 1944. He studed at the Carnegie Mellon Universty. Pittsburgh. 1962 - 1966 and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting. He was a special student at Yale Universty Summer SchooL, Norfolk, Conn. 1965 in 1968 he moved to New York City where The now paints. In 1974 he received a grant for painting through the New York Slate Council on the Arts, Creative Artists Public Service Program.

A talented American artist, Leo's paintings are well recognized for their being based on computer algorithms. His "trompel'oeil" technique sometimes employed the philosophical underpinnings of mathematical fractals, but are breathtakingly visual.

A painter's painter, Leo received six gold keys for art by Scholastic Magazine while still in high school. His artwork was shown at the Whitney Museum Art Resource Center, and the renown Albright Knox Museum of American Art in Buffalo, NY.

Leo Bates died in 2013 of Lung Cancer.

Public Exhibitions:
1966 - 1970 Westmoreland County Museum. Greeburgh. Pa.
1970 Curs Gallery, Ne~ York. N.Y.
1970 Katz Gallery New York, N.Y.
1970 Dorsky Gallery. New York. N.Y.
1971 Pace College. New York. N.Y.
1971 New York City Community College. Brooklyn, N.Y.
1971 112 Greene Street Gallery New York. N.Y.
1973 Whitney Museum Art Resources Center, New York, N.Y.
1973 Pace College, New York N.Y.
1973 112 Greene Street Gallery. New York, N.Y.
1975 Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. N.Y.
1975 The Picker Art Galery, Colgate Universty, Hamilton N.Y.
1975 Henri Gallery. Washington D.C.
1975 Webber Gallery, Portland, Me.
1975 University ot Maine at Portland-Gorham, Me.
1976 Henrq Gallery Washington D.C.
1976 Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Exhibition West Broadway Gallery New York, N.Y.
1977 Webber Gallery. Portland, Me.
1977 Henri Gallery. Washington D.C.
1977 Weybridge Fine Art, New York, N.Y.
Public Collections:
  Brooklyn Museum Brookhyn, N.Y.
  Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.
  Pace University, New York N.Y.
  University of Montevallo, Montevallo N.Y.
  The Chase Manhattan Bank New York, N.Y.
  Continental Grain Corporation, New York, N.Y.
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  American Management Associations, New York,N.Y.
Visiting Artist Lectures:
  State University of New York at Binghampton, N.Y
  Syracuse University, N.Y.
  University of Rochester, N.Y.
  State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y.

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