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Les Kerr


Les Kerr Painting
Les Kerr "Sweet Sue" 1963, Oil on Masonite on Board
Dilexi Gallery Label, 15.5" x 10.5"
Not for sale

Les Kerr,
Painter, 1934-1992

Les Kerr was an artist active in New York, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s. Formally trained as an painter at UCLA, he studied under William Brice and John Paul Jones in the 1950s. Kerr referred to himself as an "abstract" painter mainly within the Beat circle, principally in the North Beach area of San Francisco. He exhibited extensively with the Syndall Gallery, Dilexi Galleries (Los Angeles and San Francisco), and the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, mostly noted for showing the works of Beat and assemblage artists such as Ed Moses and Craig Kauffman.