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Stanley Lechtzin, American art educator. Recipient Hazlett Memorial award State of Pennsylvania, 1984, Great Teacher award Temple University, 1989; grantee Tiffany Foundation, 1967; fellow National Education Association, 1973, 76, 84, Pennsylvania Council on Arts, 1987. Member Society North America Goldsmiths.


Lechtzin, Stanley was born on June 9, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Jacob Lechtzin and Sylvia (Fishman) Reitman.


1960 Bachelor of Fine Arts, , Detroit, MI\r\n1962 Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.


He first encountered jewelry and metalsmithing in high school. After high school Lechtzin worked as a draftsman and cartographer. While working for the City of Detroit Public Lighting Commission he realized that he did not want to continue with his current career path, so he began taking night courses at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

He set up a studio and began taking commissions upon graduation. He soon entered the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where much of his graduate work dealt with ferrous metals and stainless steel flatware. Upon graduation from Cranbrook, Lechtzin accepted a teaching position at Tyler School of Art.

1960 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Temple University, Tyler School of Art 1962–present : Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area 1985 - 1988 : Chairman of Crafts Department 1965 - 1979 : Founding Chairman of Crafts Department 1971–present : Professor of Crafts 1968 - 1971 : Associate Professor of Design 1965 - 1968 : Assistant Professor of Design 1962 - 1965 : Instructor of Design.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in electroforming. Producer: (video) Computer-aided Design The Communications Advertising and Marketing for the Artist, 1988.


Lechtzin was one of nine founding members of the.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: computers, sailing.


Married Daniella Ruth Kerner, 1977. Children: Eric, Noah.

Jacob Lechtzin Reitman

Sylvia (Fishman) Reitman

Daniella Ruth Kerner

Noah Lechtzin

Eric Lechtzin