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artist , art educator

Diane Leiserson Hayden, American artist, art educator. Grantee City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, 1987, Individual Artist Technology grantee Arts Council Indianapolis, 1991; recipient 1st prize Painting Pacific Art Guild, 1986, 3rd prize American States Arts Competition, 1994.


Hayden, Diane Leiserson was born on June 27, 1955 in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Mark Whittlesey and Jean Gardner (Oliver) Leiserson.


Maturité Fédérale Suisse, Nouvelle Ecole Moser, Geneva, 1974;Bachelor, Yale University, 1978;Master of Fine Arts, Parsons School Design, 1981.


Instructor, Los Angeles County H.S. for the Arts, 1987;instructor Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons School Design, Los Angeles, 1987-1988;associate faculty, Herron School Art, Indianapolis, 1989-1992;instructor, Indianapolis Museum Art, 1993;instructor, Otis College Art and Design, Los Angeles, since 1996. Panelist, discussant American Culture Association annual meeting, San Antonio, 1991. Member steering committee Women and Art in Indiana Conference, Indianapolis, 1990.

Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • One woman exhibitions include Ruschman Gallery, Indianapolis, 1995. Group exhibitions include National Art Museum Sport, Indianapolis, 1993, American States Arts Competition, Indianapolis, 1994, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, 1996.


Married Paul Thomas Hayden, August 2, 1980. Children: Olivia Grace, Dorothy Jean, Rose Alice.

Mark Whittlesey Leiserson

Jean Gardner (Oliver) Leiserson

Paul Thomas Hayden

Olivia Grace Hayden

Dorothy Jean Hayden

Rose Alice Hayden