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Leo Meiersdorff Biography

By Jennifer Meiersdorff



Born 14 December 1934 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany


A jazz musician himself, Leo Meiersdorff was an accomplished artist and devoted jazz enthusiast whose career spanned over four decades.  Born in Berlin, Germany, Leo studied art at the Berlin Art Academy (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) at the end of Bauhaus Movement, becoming a master student of the great Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka in Austria.  In the late 1950s, Leo was privileged to experience the jazz impresario and producer Norman Granz’ “Jazz at the Philharmonic” in Germany and soon thereafter, Leo followed his love of jazz and made one of many visits to NYC, eventually making his home in the United States. Leo’s art appeared in numerous one man and group shows.  He painted in a variety of media, most notably in watercolor and ink, on both coasts as well as New Orleans, where Leo made his home for ten years before returning to the West Coast.  For more information about Leo’s art and life, please visit the Official Leo Meiersdorff website at


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