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Lost Sketches Drawn By Bruce Lee

The world knows Bruce Lee the martial artist and movie actor. Few however, have seen his drawings and his artistic talent. In the early 90’s Linda Lee compiled an exhibition of some of his sketches. It is my understanding that the original sketches were purchased by a Japanese collector and have not been in the public since then. For those of you who are interested you can see some of his martial arts sketches in Bruce Lee’s book, The Tao of Jeet Kun Do.

I was friends with a gentleman, since passed on, who had the collection in his possession at that time and was allowed to make a single copy of each sketch. He knew I had studied Jeet Kun Do kung fu under Bruce’s protégé Danny Inosanto and attended the Inosanto Academy with Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee. Because of his kindness and my love for all things Bruce Lee, he kindly gave me the copies. I have had them since 1995 and consider them a cherished possession.

I would like to share them with you now and I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do.

Originally there were seven sketches. I received only six. I have shown one certificate of authenticity I have the other five as well.

A Man and Woman Engaged In Combat by Bruce Lee

A Man and Woman Engaged In Combat by Bruce Lee

Two Figures Engaged in Martial Arts Combat

Two Figures Engaged in Martial Arts Combat

Three Figures Fighting by Bruce Lee

Three Figures Fighting by Bruce Lee

Two Figures Engaged in Martial Arts Combat

Two Figures Engaged in Martial Arts Combat

A Figure In Full Dress Regalia by Bruce Lee

A Figure In Full Dress Regalia by Bruce Lee

Single Figure Showing a Combat Movement by Bruce Lee

Single Figure Showing a Combat Movement by Bruce Lee

Certificate Of Authenticity of a Bruce Lee Sketch

Certificate Of Authenticity of a Bruce Lee Sketch

Cover of Catalog for Auction of Bruce Lee Sketches

Cover of Catalog for Auction of Bruce Lee Sketches

Comments

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on September 23, 2020:

This is quite an amazing collection. I have been watching Bruce Lee on the 1960's show The Green Hornet. His life was cut short far too soon.

Ruth on April 18, 2017:

Wow These are amazing thanks so much for sharing these, !!

Outcastrocker19 on July 25, 2016:

He is amazing at Drawing

Louis Pearl G.G. (author) from Northern California on January 09, 2013:

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Wing Chun Dummy on January 08, 2013:

Great pics, thank you for sharing them!

Louis Pearl G.G. (author) from Northern California on December 29, 2012:

Thank you for taking the time to comment. Glad you enjoyed!

lesliebyars on December 28, 2012:

Wow these are great. I didn't know this about him. Voted Up!!