Essex Art Association

established 1946

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To our Members and Friends of the Essex Art Association:


Leo (Lee) Bardenheuer passed away in December 2020.  He was 88 years old. Lee’s work until retirement had been software development, but we knew him as an artist, musician, devoted family man and friend to Essex Art Association.


Lee was an award-winning artist, well known for his traditional portraiture and the art of still life.  Every so often, he would surprise his audience with a stunning abstract.  


Lee was a great contributor and volunteer with EAA, always available to help us organize or chair a show.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 


President's Letter, December 2020