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Interior designer

Leona Hanover Kessler, American interior designer. Recipient Graham W. Littlewood III Outstanding Alumna award Philadelphia College Textiles Science, 1998, Sara Tyler Wister scholar; named Alumnus of Month, Textile Engineer, 1971. Member American Society Interior Designers (director Pennsylvania East chapter 1967-1978, chapter recognition awards 1974, 80, National Medalist award 1988).

Background

Kessler, Leona Hanover was born on September 15, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Herman and Ida (Gleaner) Hanover.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering, Philadelphia University, 1948.

Career

Private practice interior design and consultant Lee Kessler Interiors, Philadelphia, since 1957. Textile designer, stylist, color consultant. Member faculty Moore College Art, 1970-1972, Art Institute Philadelphia, 1973-1978, Philadelphia College Textiles and Science, 1978-1981.

Juror textile design and interior design. Works exhibited designer showcases, local house tours, faculty shows.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: That Which Was Once a Warp, 1971. Contributor articles and photographs to magazines and newspapers.

Membership

Member American Society Interior Designers (director Pennsylvania East chapter 1967-1978, chapter recognition awards 1974, 80, National Medalist award 1988).

Connections

Married Sydney Kessler, August 28, 1948. Children: Andrew Louis, Todd Hanover.

father:
Herman Hanover

mother:
Ida (Gleaner) Hanover

spouse:
Sydney Kessler

child:
Andrew Louis Kessler

child:
Todd Hanover Kessler