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Leonard Zamiska
Regents' Proceedings 289

It is with a deep sense of regret that the Regents acknowledge the death of LEONARD ZAMISKA, Professor of Art, who died April 2, at the age of 50.

Professor Zamiska was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 6, 1925 and was named art director for the public relations department of the Cleveland Planning Commission.

In 1950, Professor Zamiska joined the art faculty at the University of Illinois where he taught design advertising, drawing, anatomy, and lettering.

In 1956, he came to The University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Art, and in 1957, was named museum associate in the U-M Museum of Art. Professor Zamiska was appointed Professor of Art in 1966.

During the University's Sesquicentennial celebration in 1967, Professor Zamiska was the official designer and design coordinator. In addition, his caligraphy and lettering have been used widely throughout the University for publications and posters. His paintings have been frequently displayed at art exhibitions throughout the mid-west and he also was the focus of several one-man exhibits.

His unique qualifications and his experience as a teacher of lettering, layout, typography, and photography were a valuable addition to the departmental program in design and his abilities as a painter added depth to his classroom activities. On several occasions, Mr. Zamiska demonstrated his loyalty and affection for the University by declining to transfer his skills to professional practice. He is remembered by his colleagues for the enthusiasm with which he undertook his responsibilities and for his willingness to assume extra duties and departmental activities.

The Regents now join his colleagues and students in sending their sincere sympathies to his wife and family and in mourning his untimely death.