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 as an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society since 2009, and formerly taught outreach courses at the Courtauld Institute, a variety of art history courses as a visiting lecturer at Reading University in 2005 and 2007, and worked at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery for a period of 18 years.  Leslie Primo now teaches a variety of art history courses spanning art from the Byzantium to Victorian periods across many institutions, including,  Imperial College, London – South Kensington campus, the City Literary, Covent Garden, London and Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street, London.   Broadcasting appearances include, BBC4: Art on the BBC episode on Michelangelo and Art on the BBC, presenting the work of JMW Turner, and Moving Pictures on Radio 4.  Current areas of research include: the story of the magi in art, and British painting from Renaissance to the Victorian period.

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: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

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

You can also view some television work here and at this link: https://www.youtube.com