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Spotlight Artist March 2019: Al Leitch

Congratulations to our Spotlight Artist of the Month for March: Al Leitch!

"Marsh Beauty" Pastel Painting by Al Leitch

"Marsh Beauty"

Artist Bio:

Photo of Al Leitch

With engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career where: I held endowed professorships, taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles, and coauthored three books. I renewed my love of art upon retirement from USC by taking numerous workshops. I have been active in the Columbia art community serving as workshop coordinator, Vice President and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. In addition to showing my work in numerous shows in Columbia, where I won several awards, and in Charleston; I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th and 18th International Exhibits in Atlanta; the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA; the Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 Show; and Artfields 2017. I participated in a six-person show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort and in my reunion's 2017 art Exhibit at Cornell University. I’m a member of the Village Artists Gallery in Columbia.

Check out Al's online gallery on this webpage HERE and on his webpage:

You can reach Al by email at

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