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Leo Vincent Kuschel, American painter. Recipient award of merit Michigan History Society, Ann Arbor, 1987, Citation of Honor, Michigan Minuteman, Lansing, 1988, award of merit City of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1990, Salute of Excellence, Downriver Art Council, Grosse Ile, Michigan, 1996.


Kuschel, Leo Vincent was born on September 28, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Leo Paul and Julia (Renahan) Kuschel.


Student, Mienzinger Art School, Detroit, 1957-1960;student, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, 1960-1961.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author, illustrator: (calendar) Great Lakes Lights, 1983-1993 (award 1987). Illustrator: Seaway Trails, New York, 1988-1989. Cover illustrator: Beacon, since 1985, Sweetwater, Storms and Spirit, 1990.

      Commissioned by German American Committee United States, 1991. One-man shows include International Art Center, Detroit, Keniworth Art Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, Gibson Gallery, Amherstburg, Ontario, Coachhouse Gallery, Detroit, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit, Mount Clemens (Michigan) Art Center, Goedeke Gallery, Mount Clemens, Lambert Brow Galleries, Wyandotte, Michigan His. Museum, Lansing, Great Lakes Gallery, Grosse Ile, Michigan, Mill Creek Museum, Mackinaw City, Michigan, Edan Gallery, Mount Clemens, River's Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, Port Huron (Michigan) Museum Arts and History, others.

      Exhibited in group shows Art Ambience, 1989, St. Clair Shores Art Fair, 1988, Wyandotte St. Art Fair, Algonac (Michigan) Art Fair, 1992, Lexington (Michigan) Art Fair, 1992, 93, Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Virginia, others. Represented in permanent collections at Port Huron (Michigan) Museum Arts and History, Fort Wayne Military Museum, Detroit, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle, Detroit, Sombra Township Museum, Ontario, Canada, Detroit History Museum, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Northport, Michigan, New Presque Isle Lighthouse Museum, Fairport (Ohio) Harbor Lighthouse Museum, Tri Cities History Museum, Grand Haven, Michigan, others. Also public, corporation and private collections.


Board of directors Dossin Museum, Detroit, 1990-1996, Taylor (Michigan) Council Arts, 1985-1989, Art Ambience, Taylor, 1996-1997, Great Lakes Maritime Institute, Detroit. Board directors, vice president Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers, Dearborn, Michigan, since 1983. Member Michigan Humane Society, Detroit.

Board directors Save Our South Channel Lights, 1989-1995. Corporal United States Army, 1952-1954, Korea. Member Northwest Art Patrons (president 1970-1972), Down River Art Guild (president 1984-1987), Michigan History Society (merit award 1997), Great Lakes History Society, Grosse Ile History Society, Watercolor Society Michigan, Watercolor Society Alabama, Northwest Detroit Art Patrons (president), Scarab Club, Detroit, Fort Malden Arts and Crafts Guild, Founder Society Detroit Institute Art, University of Michigan Artist and Craftsmen Guild, Wyandotte History Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history, literature, sports, travel, music.


Married Sandra Sue Kuschel, June 29, 1956. Children: Michael, Paul, Anne, Jane.

Leo Paul Kuschel

Julia (Renahan) Kuschel

Sandra Sue Kuschel

Michael Kuschel

Paul Kuschel

Anne Kuschel

Jane Kuschel