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Lee Lavinthal Forman

Lee Lavinthal Forman, museum administrator. Recipient Design Excellence award, Art Directors Club Metropolitan Washington, 1981, 1982.


  • Forman, Lee Lavinthal was born on February 22, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Albert and Gladys Meyers Lavinthal.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, American University, 1971.


    • Production artist Jones Composition Company, Bladensburg, Maryland, 1972—1973, Design House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1973—1975. Graphic designer John F. Holman Company, Washington, 1975—1977, Colortone Press, Washington, 1977, Wickham & Associates, Washington, 1978—1981. Freelance designer, 1977—1978.

      Art director, designer Lee Forman Design, Alexandria, 1981—1990. Founder, trustee Museum Bags Foundation, McLean, from 1999.


    • United States Olympic shooting team logo, hot air balloon for Bicentennial of Treaty of Paris, official bag Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington.


    Ambassador Women's Center, Vienna, 1994—2000. Member McLean Citizens Association, from 1990. Vice president, president Junior Women's Club, McLean, 1990—1991.

    Founder, president New Dominion Women's Club, 1991—1993. Member Oversight Committee on Drinking and Driving, Fairfax County, 1998—2003. Volunteer helpline National Alliance of Mentally Ill, Arlington, 2001—2003.

    Member Greenway Heights Citizens Association, from 2000. Founder, director Women for L.F. Payne for Lieutenant Governor Virginia, 1997. Member Women's Leadership Forum, Democratic National Committee, Washington, 1997—1999, Temple Rodef Shalom Sisterhood, from 1988.

    Board directors Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Virginia, 1998—2000. Member of American Association Museums, Virginia Association Museums, Friends of the National Garden, Friends of Blair House, Capitol Speakers Club.



    Collecting bags, interior decorating, graphic design, horseback riding.


    • Married Howard Jay Forman, February 28, 1976. Children: Grant, Lauren.
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    Born February 22, 1950
    Died March, 2009
    (aged 59)
    • 1971
      American University
    • 1972 - 1973
      Production artist, Jones Composition Company
      Bladensburg, Maryland, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      Production artist, Jones Composition Company
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
    • 1975 - 1977
      graphic designer, John F. Holman Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1977
      graphic designer, John F. Holman Company
      Washington, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      freelance designer
    • 1981 - 1990
      art director, Lee Forman Design
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
    • 1981 - 1990
      designer, Lee Forman Design
      Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
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