BESSER, Leonard. 1961 Oil on Canvas "Figure Improvisation #1." Signed and dated lower right. Titled and inscribed verso. From the estate of Leonard Besser. Leonard Besser, American-Connecticut, 1919 -1968. Besser, a self-taught artist who served as an artist-correspondent during WWII has sketches in the National Archives and has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, as well as in one-man shows in New York, Washington, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. He was an active member of the Silvermine Guild and the American Watercolor Society. Dimensions: 50" high x 42" wide. Condition: Slightly dirty.