Lee LeBlanc (Michigan/California, 1913-1988) large oil on canvas landscape depicting mallards taking flight in a wooded landscape setting. Signed lower left "LeBlanc". Housed in a rustic wood frame with linen liner. Sight – 25 1/2" H x 41 1/4" W. Framed – 31 5/8" H x 47 5/8" W. Biography: Lee LeBlanc was an illustrator and commercial artist. He studied in Los Angeles at the Chouinard Art School and the Art Students League in New York before joining the staff at Disney Studios as a cartoonist. He later held positions as matte painters at 20th Century Fox and MGM. In 1962 he returned to his childhood home of Iron River, Ml where he remained. In 1972 he began designing stamps for wildlife and fishing licenses and won the federal duck stamp competition in 1973. LeBlanc paintings have appeared on the covers of Ducks Unlimited magazine, and he was commissioned in 1974 for several bird paintings for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He painted the Deer Unlimited print in 1981 and the print and stamp for the Wild Turkey Federation in 1982. Provenance: Acquired at a Oakland Chapter of Ducks Unlimited event in 1978 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. Artist was present at the event. (Source: The Iron River Reporter/Askart). CONDITION: Canvas overall very good condition. Very minor abrasions to the frame.
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