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illustrator , writer

Leonard Kessler, writer, illustrator. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star.

Background

Kessler, Leonard was born on October 28, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Louis Kessler and Lili Kessler-Hertzan.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Technology University, 1949.

Career

Freelance author, illustrator, New York City, 1949—1957, New City, 1957—1997, Sarasota, Florida, since 1996. Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author, illustrator: What's In a Line?, 1951, Heavy is a Hippo, 1954, Big Red Bus, 1957, Mr. Pine's Purple House, 2001, Mr. Pine's Mixed-Up Signs, 2001, Mistress Pine Takes a Trip, 2005.

Connections

Married Ethel Gerson (deceased). Children: Paul, Kim.

father:
Louis Kessler

mother:
Lili Kessler-Hertzan

spouse:
Ethel Gerson

children:
Paul Kessler

Kim Kessler