Alfred Leslie

Selected Works Thumbnail View
Brenna Gordon, 1984 Oil on canvas 77 x 84 in. Brenna Gordon, 1984 Oil on canvas 77 x 84 in. 

Brenna Gordon, 1984

Oil on canvas

77 x 84 in. 

Elisabeth, Paul and Dargelos, 2005 - 2016   Pigment print   60 x 68  in.Elisabeth, Paul and Dargelos, 2005 - 2016   Pigment print   60 x 68  in.

Elisabeth, Paul and Dargelos, 2005 - 2016  

Pigment print  

60 x 68  in.

Reno, 2005-2016 Pigment print 77 x 60 in.     Reno, 2005-2016 Pigment print 77 x 60 in.     

Reno, 2005-2016

Pigment print

77 x 60 in. 

 

 

Cindy Cresswell, 1976-1977 Oil on canvas 108 x 72 in.Cindy Cresswell, 1976-1977 Oil on canvas 108 x 72 in.

Cindy Cresswell, 1976-1977

Oil on canvas

108 x 72 in.

Other Works
The Lives of Some WomenThe Lives of Some Women
The Lives of Some Women
100 Views Along the Road100 Views Along the Road
100 Views Along the Road

Painter and filmmaker Alfred Leslie was born in the Bronx, New York in 1927 and currently lives and works in Manhattan. In the late 1940s he emerged as an experimental filmmaker and a second generation Abstract Expressionist painter. In the 1950s and ’60s, he was associated with a community of avant-garde artists and writers, including Joan Mitchell, Larry Rivers, Robert Frank, Frank O’Hara, and Jack Kerouac, with whom he often collaborated. The quintessential Beat Generation film Pull My Daisy (1959) was codirected by Leslie and photographer Robert Frank, with subtitles and narration by Jack Kerouac. In the early 1960s, Leslie's style evolved from pure abstraction to figurative realism, distilling his background in film to be fully realized through painting. Over the last 15 years, he has taken these interests one step further, incorporating them with new digital technology to create paintings on the computer, which he has named Pixel Scores.


His work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the permanent collections of numerous institutions, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Walker Art Center, and The Whitney Museum of American Art.