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designer , educator , sculptor

James Joseph Lesko, American designer, educator, sculptor. Recipient Agusta Fisher Portor prize Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1963, Westinghouse Electric Corporation award Three Rivers Arts Festival, 1966, Mistress H.J. Heinz II award Society Sculptors, 1968. Board directors Kew Gardens (New Jersey) Civic Association, 1985, 91—. Member Industrial Designers Society of America (chairman Western Pennsylvania chapter 1988-1989).

Background

Lesko, James Joseph was born on March 20, 1939 in Windber, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John George and Mildred (Shimko) Lesko.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1971.

Career

Assistant professor industrial design Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1972-1977. Associate professor University Cincinnati, 1977-1979. Special lecturer New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, 1980-1981.

Owner, operator Lesko Design, New York City, 1983. Associate professor Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1986-1989. Visiting professor Ohio State University, 1975, New York Institute of Technology, since 1989.

Adjunct associate professor Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1983-1986, 89—. Consultant Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1985-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Sculptor, since 1963.

Membership

Board directors Kew Gardens (New Jersey) Civic Association, 1985, 91—. Member Industrial Designers Society of America (chairman Western Pennsylvania chapter 1988-1989).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, painting, american and oriental pottery.

Connections

Married Marcia Ann Papak, June 9, 1979.

father:
John George Lesko

mother:
Mildred (Shimko) Lesko

spouse:
Marcia Ann Papak