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Alexander Van Leshout's "Louisvillians and Their Hobbies"

 Collection — Box: Bound Volumes Box 1
Identifier: 1998_115-UA
This is a collection of loose-leaf black and white caricatures of prominent businessmen of Louisville, Kentucky, by Van Leshout, a Louisville artist and illustrator.


  • 1926


Conditions Governing Access

This item is open to researchers.


1 volume

Biographical / Historical

Van Leshout, a native of Illinois, came to Louisville to work as an artist for the Louisville Courier-Journal and its sister paper, the Louisville Times, in 1914. He trained as an artist in both the United States and in Europe, and worked for other newspapers prior to moving to Kentucky. Van Leshout left the Courier-Journal and Times in 1921 to head the Louisville School of Art and work parttime for a rival newspaper, the Louisville Herald-Post. He also worked as a music instructor prior to his death in 1930.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from UARC reference files.


Alexander Van Leshout's "Louisvillians and Their Hobbies"
Language of description
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
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