Born into an artistic family, Leslie Amelia Delgyer had a grandfather and his brother, who were both accomplished artists. In 1968, she graduated from the duCret School of Art—the oldest art school in New Jersey—where she studied under Marjorie Van Emburgh and Dudley V. duCret. She used her talent and skills to become a wildlife artist, while focusing her artwork on endangered animals. She strives to highlight the issues that endangered species face because of disappearing habitats. Throughout her career, Ms. Delgyer has held exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her first one-woman show took place in 1975 at Swain Galleries in Plainfield, New Jersey. Today, her renowned work is displayed in numerous public, corporate and private collections around the world.
Most notably, Ms. Delgyer was commissioned by Prince Philip, along with the World Wildlife Fund, to design the conservation stamp collection, making her the first American artist to complete a stamp project for Russia at the time. In addition, she has painted portraits of President Ronald Reagan’s dogs, which are now displayed in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California. She also participated in an opening exhibition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, and has two paintings in a permanent collection at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey. Most recently, in 2017, one of her pieces was also accepted to be displayed in the Nature in Art Museum in Gloucester, England.
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