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Leslie Loyal Planta

1915 - April 26 2008

Vancouver School of Decorative & Applied Arts
B.C.College of Arts
Tauber's Puppet Players

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.

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References

Letter from Mrs. J.W.G. (Jock) Macdonald.
   Courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery Library & Archives

Obituary, Times Colonist, Victoria, April 29 2008

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