Art & Artists in Exhibition: Vancouver 1890 - 1950
Leslie Loyal Planta
1915 - April 26 2008
Leslie Planta was born on Texada Island. He attended the
Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts first, then
the B.C.College of Arts in Vancouver whe it opened.
Afterwards, he traveled to Nootka with Jock Macdonald, Macdonald's wife
Barbara, and Harry Tauber, one of the founders of the
B.C.College of Arts. At Nootka the group tried to make
a living while Jock painted, refer to letter in references.
After Planta's return, he went to New York, then to Los Angeles, where
he worked for Pan American Airways until his retirement in 1979, including
six years living in Honolulu. After his retirement he lived in Victoria
until his death.
Letter from Mrs. J.W.G. (Jock) Macdonald.
Courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery Library & Archives
Obituary, Times Colonist, Victoria, April 29 2008