Woking, The Lightbox, 2D:3D – Discover the Art of Sculpture: Sculpture & Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 1 February – 1 March 2008;
London, Sotheby’s, Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 10 – 21 January 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Where’s God Now? 18 July – 27 September 2015;
London, Royal College of General Practitioners, Health and the Body, 3 March – 29 May 2016
Ben Whitworth, The Sculpture of Leon Underwood, Much Hadham, 2000 (plaster cast (edition of 7) illustrated, no. 32)
Leon Underwood travelled extensively throughout the world including, Iceland, the Americas, Russia, Africa, and parts of Europe. Each of his ventures highly influenced his projects. In Spain he studied the Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira which led him to consider the compositional mechanics of cave drawings. Underwood had a great interest in indigenous art and understanding of primitive cultures. His experience researching this during his travels is evident in the sculptural form of his figures.