Leslie Poole was born in 1942 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and earned an M.A. from Yale University in 1970. He is one of Canada’s most extensively recognized and collected artists with over 100 solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.
Leslie Poole is considered one of Canada’s most fearless painters. His masterful expressionistic brushwork is directed by the assurance of years of experience in order to create works of deeply felt emotions. Expert paint handling and use of colour are his trademarks. Leslie believes that through the continous exploration of himself the artist symbolically creates the conditions of the human soul.
Leslie Poole’s work has been shown in many museums including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Kelowna Art Gallery. He is firmly established as one of Canada’s most prestigious artists. His work has been purchased by major public, corporate and private collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Royal Bank, McGill University, Trimark Mutual Funds, and Rothschild Inc.