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Edward Leffingwell dies at 72; former director of the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery
Edward Leffingwell dies at 72; former director of the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

Edward Leffingwell, a former director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery as well as a critic and curator known for his support of avant garde artists, has died in a New York City hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 72. His Aug. 5 death was confirmed by his brother, Tom Leffingwell. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Aug. 18, 2 p.m.: The headline on an earlier version of this obituary incorrectly said Edward Leffingwell was the former director of the L.A. County Municipal Art Gallery. He was the former director of the L.A. Municipal Art Gallery. ------------ From 1988 to 1992, Leffingwell headed the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Art Park and was director of visual...

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