Leonard Brenner was born in 1923 in Newark, NJ and studied at The Art Students League in New York. In the early 1950s he traveled to Paris on the GI Bill, with his good friend and fellow-student from the Art Students League, Al Held.
Brenner returned to the United States after a few years, and in 1953 was a co-founder, with Stanley Boxer and others, of Perdalma Gallery. The gallery, based on 57th Street, ran from 1950 to 1956 and exhibited work by Brenner, Boxer, Carl Holty, Ilya Bolotowsky, Vaaclav Vytlacil, Peter Grippe, David Hare and others. After Perdalma Gallery closed Brenner continued to exhibit widely in the 1960s and 70s, including solo shows at Grand Central Moderns
and group shows at Leonard Hutton Galleries, A.M.Sachs Gallery and others. Brenner died in 2012.
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