Edwin Schlossberg

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Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
Born(1945-07-19) July 19, 1945 (age 68)
New York City
EducationColumbia College of Columbia University
United States Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Occupationdesigner
author
artist
Political partyDemocratic Party
ReligionJudaism
Spouse(s)Caroline Kennedy
(m. 1986–present)
ChildrenRose Kennedy Schlossberg
Tatiana Celia Schlossberg
John Bouvier Schlossberg
ParentsAlfred I. Schlossberg
Mae Hirsch
 
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Edwin Arthur Schlossberg
Born(1945-07-19) July 19, 1945 (age 68)
New York City
EducationColumbia College of Columbia University
United States Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Occupationdesigner
author
artist
Political partyDemocratic Party
ReligionJudaism
Spouse(s)Caroline Kennedy
(m. 1986–present)
ChildrenRose Kennedy Schlossberg
Tatiana Celia Schlossberg
John Bouvier Schlossberg
ParentsAlfred I. Schlossberg
Mae Hirsch

Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg (born July 19, 1945), founder and principal of ESI Design, is an American designer, author, and artist. Schlossberg specializes in designing interactive, participatory experiences, beginning in 1977 with the first hands-on learning environment in the US for the Brooklyn Children's Museum. He continues to work in the field and publishes frequently on the subject. He is the husband of Caroline Kennedy and the son-in-law of John F. Kennedy. He is the author of nine published books including "Einstein and Beckett", and "Interactive Excellence". His art work has been seen in many one man shows and museum exhibits. In 2011 he was appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts by President Barack Obama.[1]

Early life[edit]

Schlossberg was born in New York City. His parents, Alfred I. Schlossberg and Mae Hirsch,[2][3] were both children of Ellis Island immigrants all of whom were born within 50 miles of one another near Poltava, Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire. Alfred founded a textile-manufacturing business and was president of the Park East Synagogue on New York's Upper East Side, where Ed studied Hebrew and had a Bar Mitzvah.[4] He grew up in a large extended Jewish family.[5]

Education[edit]

Schlossberg first attended New York's PS 166 school, and is a graduate of Birch Wathen School and Columbia College of Columbia University.[5] He received his masters and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Career[edit]

Schlossberg's multi-disciplinary design firm, ESI Design, is based on Sixth Avenue in New York City and has produced award-winning interactive experiences for both institutional and corporate clients.[5] Signature projects include:

Personal life[edit]

Schlossberg married attorney Caroline Bouvier Kennedy (born 1957), the daughter of President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (1917–1963) and First Lady Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Bouvier (1929–1994), on July 19, 1986, his 41st birthday.[6] They have three children, all born in New York:

The family lives on Park Avenue, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas E. Luebke, ed., Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, 2013): Appendix B, p. 554.
  2. ^ "Alfred I. Schlossberg Textile Manufacturer, 87". New York Times. 1995-12-07. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths SCHLOSSBERG, MAE (HIRSCH)". The New York Times. 2005-05-26. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  4. ^ C. David Heymann (July 10, 2007). American Legacy: The Story of John and Caroline Kennedy. Simon and Schuster. p. 266–7. ISBN 978-0-7434-9738-1. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Hogrefe, Jeffery: "The family man," New York Magazine
  6. ^ "Caroline Bouvier Kennedy to wed Edwin Schlossberg". New York Times. March 2, 1986. Retrieved 2007-06-21. "The engagement of Caroline Bouvier Kennedy and Edwin Arthur Schlossberg has been announced by her mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis of New York. A summer wedding is planned." 
  7. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (June 18, 2012). "Kennedys 4.0: The Dynasty Endures". Boston Common. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "2nd Girl for Caroline Kennedy". Los Angeles Times. May 9, 1990. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Mcfadden, Robert D. (May 20, 1994). "DEATH OF A FIRST LADY; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Dies of Cancer at 64". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 

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