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educator , fine artist

Lee E. Ekleberry, American fine artist, educator. Certified teacher K-12. Martha Holden Jennings scholar, 1989.


Ekleberry, Lee E. was born on March 23, 1943 in Tiffin, Ohio, United States. Son of James Leroy and Martha A. (Kollar) Ekleberry.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Bowling Green State University, 1968;Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1983.


Middle school teacher, Otsego Local Schools, Tontogany, Ohio., 1968-1969;in marketing and sales, O.M. Scott & Sons, Marysville, Ohio., 1970-1975;graduate teaching associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1976-1979;lecturer, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1979-1981;instructor humanities, Columbus State Community College, 1989;freelance artist, Columbus, since 1975;secondary art teacher, Grandview Hts. High School, Columbus, since 1981.


  • Certified teacher K-12.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: I Think I Was Lucky to Grow Up in Kentucky, 1985. Exhibited watercolors in various galleries and art shows in Midwest.


Police artist Grandview Heights Police Department, Columbus, 1989. Research police officer Upper Arlington (Ohio) Police Department, 1980-1989. Sergeant United States Army, 1964-1970.

Member Central Ohio Watercolor Society (president 1997), National Art Education Association, Ohio Art Education Association (regional vice president 1982), Ohio State University Art Education Alumni (founder, newsletter editor), Grandview Heights Education Association (vice president 1998-2001, president 2001-2004).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, weight lifting, spectator sports, antique collecting.


Married Nancy Melvin, December 19, 1965. Children: Andrew Lee, Sarah Elizabeth.

James Leroy Ekleberry

Martha A. (Kollar) Ekleberry

Nancy Melvin

Andrew Lee Ekleberry

Sarah Elizabeth Ekleberry