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Leonard Filgate
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  • Fresno, CA
  • United States
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I am a self-trained artist and illustrator. I grew up in San Francisco and have been working as a fine artist and illustrator since 1970. In 1997, my wife, author Susan Yost-Filgate, and I began to create the world of RIP SQUEAK®, a children's series of books and art. As an illustrator, my greatest accomplishments have included a solo major exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, Delaware, being featured illustrator for the 2003 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, winning two IPPY Awards for children's books, having my illustrations included in the "Every Picture Tells a Story" traveling exhibition curated by the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and my nomination as an artist member of the New York Society of Illustrators. Four years ago, I moved to Fresno with my family and am happily residing in an older Tower District home.
Arts Specialty:
Illustrator and Fine Artist. Specializing in whimsical acrylic painting and drawing.

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At 9:04pm on September 9, 2008, Jennifer Travis said…
excellent! I will try to make it to your show! THank you
At 7:22pm on September 7, 2008, Victoria Cochran said…
wow, the floodgates opened and it's a party! Love it. Out of Control and The Bank Robbery are already favorites!
At 3:47pm on September 1, 2008, Art Zocalo said…
We're working on a fun Hippie Show ... Date not set yet. We'll have a band play songs from the 60's, 70's we also want art that will fit in.... more to come!
At 9:32am on August 31, 2008, Ann Stewart said…
Hi Leonard: I met your wife at Sorensens Studio at an artists meeting. I love the work. I bought a book. Please keep me informed of shows in the area and please post for all of us struggling artists to learn from your successes. Thanks for being a part of Fresno Arts Web. Ann Stewart
At 8:46pm on August 6, 2008, Elaine Callahan said…
Your illustrations are lovely, thanks for sharing them. Elaine Callahan
At 12:49pm on July 24, 2008, Evany Zirul said…
Hi Leonard. thought i would say hello while I am playing with this machine.
At 5:29am on July 20, 2008, Jennifer Travis said…
Hello Leonard,
Your artwork is amazing and now I want to find the children books you have illustrated for. What an amazing gift and skill!
Keep me informed if you ever have a show around Fresno.
Thanks so much~ look forward to the future meets.
At 5:47pm on July 19, 2008, CALIFORNIA OPERA ASSOCIATION said…
Leonard, Thanks for writing to me - I loved your comments about opera and art - especially the Wagnerian - reminding me of Castles like Neuschwanstein near Munich whose most distinctive feature may have been that it was designed to be a stage for Wagner’s operas - murals all over the ceilings and walls - I would love to see your intepretations - Based on your website, I know they would be great! We run an annual young artists Wagner program by the way - Looking forward to sharing - Diane @ COA
At 4:43am on July 3, 2008, Leonard Filgate said…
Greetings Linda. Thanks for the compliments. The "good looking friend" is an iguana we met when roaming around Mismaloya, south of Puerto Vallarta-- perhaps the subject of a future story?
At 9:45am on July 2, 2008, Linda Lloyd Pitts said…
I can see why you won the ippys. What charming paintings!
And who is your good looking friend nuzzling you?

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