Whilst I was researching a case of grave robbery and desecration in Sheffield, -  yes it still happens, -  I was distracted and rather intrigued by the following newspaper article which appeared in The Sheffield Star dated 25th January 1983. I have never heard of Leonard and there is precious little about him either in print or on-line but "he is one of the best etchers that Sheffield has produced"


Leonard Beaumont was born in Sheffield; whilst working for a local newspaper he attended evening classes at Sheffield School of Art. He began making prints in the 1920s: mainly lino cuts and etchings. He was design consultant to Sainsbury's from 1950 to 1964. Beaumont exhibited etchings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and a retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield in 1983. His work displays the influence of the Vorticists


In the Sheffield Star dated Thursday 20th December 2012 there was an article on Leonard and his work

This exhibition is excellent news. The Sheffield Museums website has further details of the exhibition. In addition one of the curators who has worked on putting the exhibition on, has written an article on her blog that goes into greater detail about Leonard's work.


Death Registered
Name Leonard Beaumont
Year of Registration 1986
Month of Registration December
Registration District Bakewell Registration County Derbyshire
Date of Birth 01 September 1891
Volume Number 6 Volume Page 51

1911 Census
Name Leonard Beaumont
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Condition Single
Gender Male
Age 19 Estimated Year of Birth 1892
Occupation Black and White Artist
Employed Yes Working at Home No
Industry Press Artist
Place of Birth Sheffield Yorkshire
Enumerator Information
Address 23 Broomhall Place Sheffield Parish Ecclesall Town Sheffield
Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms Ten Inhabited Yes
Reference RG14PN27843 RG78PN1593 RD509 SD7 ED13 SN87 Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding) Registration District Ecclesall Bierlow Registration Sub District Broomhall Enumeration District 13

1901 Census
Name Leonard Beaumont
Relation to Head of Family Son
Age Last Birthday 9
Sex Male
Profession or Occupation Juvenile
Condition as to Marriage
Where Born York Sheffield
Address 24 Filey St
Civil Parish Ecclesall Bierlow
Rural District
Town or Village or Hamlet Town
Ecclesiastical Parish St Marks
Parliamentary Borough or Division Ecclesall
County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Sheffield
Administrative County Yorkshire
Ward of Municipal Borough or Urban District Ecclesall

1891 Census

Name William Beaumont - Leonard's father
Age 39
Estimated Year of Birth 1852
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Occupation Electro Plate Manager
Address 18, Clarke Street
District Ecclesall Bierlow, Ecclesall Bierlow
Parish Ecclesall Bierlow
Administrative County Yorkshire (West Riding)
Birth Place Hoyland Swaine
Birth County Yorkshire

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