Winnipeg artist Les Brandt received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1979 from the University of Manitoba. He began exhibiting his paintings in 1981, and had his first solo show in 1983 at The Osborne Gallery in Winnipeg. He joined the Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC) in 1981, where he served on the board and as president from 1982 to 1984. Brandt was also an art instructor at the Forum Art Institute from 1983 to 1985, and taught workshops in rural Manitoba for Westman Arts Association in 1985 and 1986.
Brandt’s works are found in several prominent collections in Canada, including the Canada Council Art Bank. He has also designed book covers for Turnstone Press, magazine covers for Prairie Fire, CV2, and Rhubarb. Brandt lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.