Leo de Winter (Amsterdam 1917 – Haarlem 1983), was a artist, making etchings, wood engravings, drawings and paintings with the subject: still lifes, portraits, landscapes and cityscapes. Was a painter and worked in the style of the (new) Haarlemse School. He was taught by Henri F. Boot. De Winter was co-founder of Kunstkring de Acht, member of K.Z.O.D. (Kunst Zij Ons Doel). De Winter himself said about his painting: “I paint because I have to, I paint a lot to nature, but a painting is not a copy of it but a building of mine. When I work, I feel like a bird in the sky, making a few wings and then floating, I start and let me go. I then move in a different condition, a form of unconscious action and my work is created. ” Leo de Winter painted a lot in Haarlem and surrounding areas like Spaarndam, the Spaarne, the North Holland coastal area, the western port area, etc.