Leslie Von Kolb

Leslie Von Kolb

Birth
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 25 Sep 1994 (aged 31)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Cremated
Memorial ID 135273881 · View Source
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Leslie Von Kolb was an artist with a unique vision of life and death. As a connoisseur of things surreal, she collected images from 19th-century steel engravings and assembled them into complex collages. She usually recreated these on canvas, on a much larger scale.

Leslie shone brightly in the San Diego arts community of the 1980s and early 90s. Members of that community embraced both the woman and her work with great affection and admiration. She possessed a keen eye for artwork that was genuine, while discreetly dismissing other efforts as "chichi". Her own work did not escape this judgment.

She cultivated a life of peace, beauty, and joy within the art world, rising above many life challenges, cancer being her last. She drew upon all her resources as an artist, and the support of those who loved her, to face the reality of death.

Her final exhibition, held a few months before she died, showcased works expressive of a long-term exploration of death as a theme, most of these created prior to her illness. They displayed a mature, deeply personal sense of irony, mystery, humor, and resignation.

The photo of a Victorian tomb is one that Leslie had pinned to a bulletin board in her studio. It is not her final resting place, but it is where she would want to be.


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  • Created by: Daniel
  • Added: 1 Sep 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135273881
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Von Kolb (7 May 1963–25 Sep 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135273881, ; Maintained by Daniel (contributor 47788336) Cremated.