Vale Leonard French

The Australian artist, who made the world’s largest stained glass ceiling, has died aged 88.
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French in 1999. Picture: Richard Cisar-Wright

So many of us have enjoyed Leonard French’s soaring stained glass ceiling at the NGV International in Melbourne and yet so few are aware of the passing this week of this great Australian artist.

Leonard French died on Tuesday aged 88.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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