Exhibition - Art in Play: Leo Jensen

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
860 443-2545

Recognized for his dynamic contributions to pop art, Connecticut artist Leo Jensen (American, 1926–2019) drew on his experiences growing up in the circus and the rodeo to bring the excitement and allure of that world into his art. With a fertile imagination and wide-ranging artistic skills and interests, the Ivoryton-based Jensen worked in various media painting, drawing, carving, and welding with equal enthusiasm.

Best known for his large-scale bronze frog sculptures on the Thread City Crossing bridge in Willimantic, Leo Jensen brought humor, nuance, and insight into his work. Art in Play: Leo Jensen presents a selection of Jensen’s artwork from his long and productive artistic career. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with the Florence Griswold Museum, whose companion exhibition Fun and Games? Leo Jensen’s Pop Art will be on view from February 20 through May 19, 2024. 

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