Leslie Parkes

  • Born in Rochester, NY in 1925 and immigrated to Toronto, Canada, a year later. Died in Ontario in 2008.
  • Following service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he enrolled in college art courses.
  • He began working for ESA Robinson Ltd., and eventually became art director of the company, retiring in 1986.
  • Upon his retirement he began teaching Graphic Arts and Interior Design at Durham College of Arts and Technology.
  • Inducted into the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1987. Retired from teaching in 1990 to devote all his time to painting.

Artwork by Leslie Parkes