About Leslie Primo

Leslie Primo is a graduate with a degree in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck, University College, London. During his studies he specialised in early Medieval and Renaissance studies, including, Italian Renaissance Drawing, Art and Architecture in Europe 1250-1400 Art and Architecture in Europe 1400-1500, Medici and Patronage, Narrative Painting in the Age of Giotto, the work of Peter Paul Rubens focusing on his paintings of the Judgement of Paris, and Greek Myth in paintings.

Leslie Primo has worked at the National Gallery in London for 15 years, and has also taught a variety of art history course at Reading University, including: Medieval to Renaissance (a survey course), Reading Pictures – The Hidden Stories in Art (a course on iconography) and Masters of the Renaissance – Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Leslie Primo currently lectures at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and teaches a variety of art history courses at Imperial College, London – South Kensington campus, the City Literary, Covent Garden, London and Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street, London, including: An art history survey course called Styles in Art (spanning art from Byzantium to Victorian painting), The Mirror of Nature (looking at 17th Century art and culture), The Renaissance and Beyond, Introduction to the National Galley and Introduction to the National Portrait Gallery, Introduction to Western European Art and many more.

A comprehensive list of Leslie Primo’s lectures, including synopsis, can be found here .

See a photograph of Leslie Primo explaining the complexities of Tintoretto’s masterpiece ‘Origin of the Milky Way’ on the National Gallery’s website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

You can now view and read the Voice Newspaper interview with Leslie Primo at this link: http://www.voice-online.co.uk/

You can also view some of my television work at this link: http://www.youtube.com