Leo Valledor was an American painter renown for his unique style of hard edged abstraction. Leo Valledor was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1936.
Valledor attended the California School of Fine Arts which is now the San Francisco Art Institute.
Over his career Valledor was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts twice.
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The artist was part of the teaching faculty at Lone Mountain College which eventually became part of the University of San Francisco.
Leo Valledor passed away in 1989.
Leo Valledor is part of many permanent collections including the San Francisco Art Museum, the Yale Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum.
Valledor was very unique in his design often cropping a portion of a circle and then breaking this shape down further into basic geometric shapes. The artist was also a leader in the Minimalist movement. This is evident in his limited but bold color palette.