(Herbert) Leslie Standerwick Greener

1900 - 1974

British artist and writer; he was born at Constantia, Capetown, South Africa 13 Feb. 1900, son of Herbert G., a military officer, and Helen Bennett; he was educated at Felsted School 1914-7 and then Sandhurst, joining the Indian Army 1919-24; he then studied art at the Christchurch School of Art, New Zealand and the Académie Julien in Paris 1927-8 and became a teacher of art and French at Victoria College, Alexandria 1928-31; he joined the University of Chicago epigraphic mission in Luxor 1931-6 working at Medinet Habu and Karnak; he worked as a journalist in Australia 1937-41 when he joined the army and was taken prisoner at Singapore; he returned to journalism 1945-9 and then became Director of Adult Education in Tasmania 1949-54; he rejoined the Chicago House mission 1958-67 working in Luxor and Nubia and later participated in the Akhenaten temple project; he donated some Egyptian antiquities to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; his home in Longley, Tasmania, and its contents were destroyed in a bushfire in 1967; his published works include High Dam over Nubia,1962 and The Discovery of Egypt, 1966; he died in Hobart, Tasmania, 8 Dec. 1974.