Leonia was home to some of the greatest painters, illustrators, muralists, and sculptors during the first half of the 20th century. The establishment of the Leonia School of Illustration, founded by Charles Chapman and Harvey Dunn, in 1915, further stimulated its growth as an art colony as artists came from all over the country to study and paint here. Many of them built their homes and art studios in town. They also participated in an annual Leonia Art Festival hosted by the Leonia Woman's Club.
We hope you enjoy viewing these art treasures both on our web site and in our schools. We have created a 18" x 24" color poster, on good quality paper, which displays 14 of these pieces of art. If you'd like to purchase a frameable poster for your home, office or to give as a gift, please click here.
If you are interested in donating toward restoration efforts or lending your art restoration skills to this worthy cause, please contact Diane at the Board office, 201-302-5223, or email her at Paino@leoniaschools.org. For an estimate of conservation needs, please click here.
Leonia Board of Education Art Committee, 2011
*N.A. is the abbreviation for National Academician. It reflects honorary membership in one of America's oldest arts institutions, the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts. It was founded in NYC, in 1825, where it is still located and is known simply as the "National Academy