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consultant , Interior designer

Kay Lewis, American interior designer, consultant. Recipient Distinguished Alumna award, Pennsylvania State University, 1978, Alumna of Year, Lycoming College, 1979. Member of National Society Daughters of America Revolution (2d vice regent 1998—2003, regent eastern shore Virginia chapter since 2007), Colonial Dames 17th Century, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.

Background

Lewis, Kay was born on July 11, 1921 in Greenbackville, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Charles E. Lewis and Catharine E.B. Sharpley.

Education

Diploma, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1940. Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1942.

Career

Junior executive squad Macy, New York City, 1942—1944. Designer Scott Wilson Industrial Design Studio, 1944—1947. Associate stylist Seneca Textile Company, 1947—1948.

Stylist Elmer P. Scott Company, 1948—1949, Mead and Montague, Linen Guild, Incorporated, New York York City, 1949—1953. Head textile design department Moore Institute Art., Philadelphia, 1954—1960. President Kay Lewis Incorporated, New York York City, 1959—1979.

Textile design instructor Arts Students League New York, 1959—1979. Director design Dalbolt, Inc., 1962—1965. Vice president, director product and design United Merchants, 1978—1981.

Art show judge Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland, since 1987, Eastern Shore Art League, Onancock, Virginia, since 1999, Tiffany, Ford and Fulbright Foundations, New York City. Speaker in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Eastern Shore Art League, Onancock, Virginia, 1998, watercolors and oil paintings, Textile Designs and Fabrics, 1944—2003.

Membership

Member of National Society Daughters of America Revolution (2d vice regent 1998—2003, regent eastern shore Virginia chapter since 2007), Colonial Dames 17th Century, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.

Connections

Married Mano G.G. Eftimiadi, December 20, 1967. 1 child Peter Gibb Cropper Nemiroff.

father:
Charles E. Lewis

mother:
Catharine E.B. Sharpley

spouse:
Mano G.G. Eftimiadi

child:
Peter Gibb Cropper Nemiroff Lewis