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Hugh Leeman  San Francisco, CA


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Hugh Leeman is a self taught, San Francisco based artist. His gallery work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco and at The Museum of Mexico City. Recognized for his gallery portraiture which captures in raw emotion the lives of his subjects whom he meets on the inner city streets. Though best known for his street art which has adorned walls from Varanasi, India to Indiana and from New York, London, and the divided Palestinian Territories to Bogota, Colombia. Most recently Leeman created the first ever MLK mural overlooking his historic birth house. His subjects, often marginalized by society, are recast into potentially heroic roles before adorning walls the world over. His street art has additionally evolved into the “t-shirt project” in which he gives back to his subjects by printing his art onto shirts which they sell and keep 100% of the profits from.

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10 of 16 reactions displayed

Aunt bee

05.17.2012 @ 4:46 PM

I am so proud of you Hugh Leeman

Jim turnpaugh

03.28.2011 @ 6:10 AM

Hugh how nice. Great work.

Telly savalas

12.21.2010 @ 5:15 PM

This is a terrific expression of the term "A Silent Cry".

Helen wean

10.30.2010 @ 4:33 PM

Bob, Carol and I saw your work at the Artbox in Indy this week. Great stuff we love it.

PS You wuld have made your mom proud!

Aubrey lafran

08.12.2010 @ 5:51 PM



02.25.2010 @ 6:43 AM

Marcel is right. very conor harrington

Marcel bakker

08.26.2009 @ 7:24 AM

looks great... but the style reminds me to much of Conor Harrington.


08.19.2009 @ 6:54 PM

The graffiti art is outstanding. This is art at its highest, provocative thought.



08.19.2009 @ 2:20 PM

This is amazing work! I am really in love with the first picture! Amazing!

Rashaan cruz√

08.19.2009 @ 12:08 PM

FIERCE! you are just fierce!

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