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George Lee Rappaport

George Lee Rappaport, American communications executive, retired. Numerous awards from Art Directors Clubs of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago including Distinctive Merit award, Art Directors Club New York, 1943, Communications Arts Magazine, 1963.

Background

  • Rappaport, George Lee was born on December 19, 1920 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Morris and Gertrude (Scull) Rappaport.

  • Education

    • Student, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, 1940. Student, Pratt Institute, 1946. Student, Art Center College Design, 1947.

    Career

    • Assistant art director Dozier, Graham, Eastman, Los Angeles, 1948-1949. Art director Edward J. Robinson, 1949-1950, Anderson-McConnell, Los Angeles, 1950-1953. Art director, creative director Calkins & Holden, New York City, Los Angeles, 1953-1963.

      President, owner George Rappaport Graphic Design Consultant, Los Angeles, 1963-1967. Head creative television group Carson/Roberts, 1967-1970. Managing director Lee Lacy, Ltd., London, 1970-1972.

      Founder, chairman board Multi Media Presentations, Culver City, California, 1972-1985. Retired, 1985

      Bass player Trenton Symphony, 1937-1941, Master of Computer Applications Orchestra, 1944-1945.

    Works

    • Art director, designer (advertisements) Voice of Free Choice (Gold medal, 1964), Elizabeth Stewart Swimwear (Gold medal, 1965).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Served with United States Air Force, 1941-1944. Member Los Angeles Art Directors Club (life member, president 1956-1957, medal 1964, 65), Society Art Center College of Design Alumni (president 1962-1963), National Academy Jazz (president 1987-1988), Academy television Arts and Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, playing with community symphony and small jazz combos.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Virginia Page, June 11, 1947. Children: Robert Davis, Ross Lee.
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    Born December 19, 1920
    • 1940
      Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts
    • 1946
      Pratt Institute
    • 1947
      Art Center College Design
    • 1948 - 1949
      Assistant, art director Dozier
      Graham, Texas, United States
    • 1949 - 1950
      art director, Edward J. Robinson
    • 1950 - 1953
      art director, Edward J. Robinson
    • 1953 - 1963
      art director, Calkins & Holden
    • 1953 - 1963
      creative director, Calkins & Holden
    • 1963 - 1967
      president
    • 1963 - 1967
      owner George Rappaport Graphic Design Consultant
    • 1967 - 1970
      head, creative television group Carson/Roberts
    • 1970 - 1972
      managing director, Lee Lacy
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1985
      retired
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