Letter: Michael Leonard obituary


Michael Leonard was well-known for his homoerotic drawings and work, which my technology of younger homosexual males first noticed within the early Nineteen Eighties at his one-man present at Fischer Advantageous Artwork in London. In 1983 Homosexual Males’s Press printed Altering, a small sq. guide of fifty drawings, to personal which was de rigueur on the time.

Leonard’s distinctive present as a draughtsman was to make the viewer see his attractive male nudes with one thing of that thrilling stolen look so acquainted to homosexual males the world over. The attract of momentary want is difficult to conjure with a pencil or brush, however he had the technical brilliance and instinctive eye to just do that. Now considered with a nostalgic gaze by many, his photos captured younger match guys on the cusp of the Aids epidemic, when the whole lot modified completely.


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