Painter & etcher of landscapes & architectural subjects, writer. Born Ipswich 30/10/1893. Educated at British School, Ipswich and studied at Ipswich School of Art under G.Rushton and at Slade School. Won British Institution Scholarship in engraving 1915. Received gold medals at the International Print Makers Exhibitions in Los Angeles in 1925 & 1930, and silver in 1923. Represented in many collections, home and abroad. Transferred from the RI to the RWS during his career. Published 'Landscape Painting in Pastel' 1938, and 'Practice in Watercolour' 1950. Lived near Ipswich and was founder member of the Ipswich Art Club. His son, Martin, was also a painter (1926-50). There are several fine books on Squirrell by Josephine Walpole. Produced posters for BR and Post Office.
Produced artwork for LNER Post-War series.
See landsape prints by Leonard Russell Squirrell
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