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Leon Llewellyn is a graduate of Sir George Williams University in Montreal, where he received a BA in Fine Arts in the 1960s. Llewellyn is an artist and retired visual arts teacher, whose career was spent working for the English Montreal School Board. He taught at Laurier MacDonald High School in Saint Leonard.
Llewellyn was involved with many Black community organizations in Montreal, including the Black Studies Centre, Negro Community Centre (NCC), Cote-des Neiges Black Community Development Project, and the Quebec Board of Black Educators, among others. He was present at many significant events in the Montreal Black community, including the Congress of Black Writers (1968) and a presentation by Angela Davis’ in Montreal that same year. In the 1960s and 1970s, he drew political and editorial cartoons for Uhuru and Focus Umoja. Llewellyn was the artist responsible for the sign above the doorway of the NCC, and the logo and banner on the top of Focus Umoja.