Keno, Leslie 1957(?)–
Keno, Leslie 1957(?)–
Born c. 1957, in Mohawk, NY; son of Ronald (an art teacher) and Norma (an antiques shop owner) Keno; married; wife's name Emily; children: Ashley, Schuyler. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Williams College, graduated, 1979.
Sotheby's, New York, NY, began as cataloger in American furniture and decorative arts department, 1980-83, became department director and senior vice president of the company. Appraiser for Antiques Roadshow (television series), Public Broadcasting Service, 1996—.
National Humanities Medal, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005.
(With Joan Barzilay Freund and brother, Leigh Keno) Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2000.
Antiques dealer Leslie Keno became something of a celebrity when he and his twin brother Leigh began appearing as appraisers on the popular television series Antiques Roadshow. Together the brothers have written a book, Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture, which details their experiences as collectors and appraisers.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Antiques and Collecting, August, 2001, review of Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture, p. 37.
Booklist, September 1, 2000, Barbara Jacobs, review of Hidden Treasures, p. 57.
Fortune, November 23, 1998, Paul Hochman, interview with Leigh and Leslie Keno, p. 48.
Library Journal, August, 2000, Paula Frosch, review of Hidden Treasures, p. 96.
New York, January 24, 2000, Christopher Mason, "A Cool Hand and a Keno Eye," p. 52.
New York Times, September 4, 1997, Mitchell Owens, "Antiques Stars Return to the Scene of First Loves," p. B1.
People, November 27, 2000, Bruce Frankel and Jennifer Frey, "Two for The Roadshow," p. 137.
Publishers Weekly, November 6, 2000, "Furniture, American-style," p. 88.
Toronto Sun, December 17, 2000, Yvonne Crittendon, review of Hidden Treasures, p. C12.
Town and Country, January, 2000, Melik Kaylan, "Side by Side," p. 112; November, 2000, Kristen Carr, "The Keen-eyed Kenos," p. 190.
US Weekly, December 18, 2000, Judith Daniels, review of Hidden Treasures, p. 50.
Antiques Roadshow Web site,http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/roadshow/ (February 3, 2001).