About Leigh Keno
Leigh Keno is President of Keno Auctions and Keno Art Advisory, and appraises furniture and folk art on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. He has advised institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Colonial Williamsburg. For a decade he served on the Internal Revenue Service’s Art Advisory Panel. Leigh Keno is a certified appraiser with the Appraisers Association of America, where he was appointed to their board of directors for two years.
President George W. Bush bestowed Leigh Keno with The National Humanities Medal in 2005. In 2000, Leigh Keno co-authored Hidden Treasures: Searching for Masterpieces of American Furniture with his twin brother, Leslie. In 1996 and 1998, Leigh Keno, co-wrote two groundbreaking articles on Boston chairs, which the Chipstone Foundation published in American Furniture. Leigh Keno is an alumni of Hamilton College ’79.
Leigh Keno races vintage automobiles at tracks across the country, including events hosted by the VSCCA and the Historic Ferrari Challenge. This summer will be his 15th anniversary judging classic automobiles at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
I was racing a 1959 Lola Mk1 in a Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA) sanctioned and Dodge sponsored event at Lime Rock Park in 1999. Several laps into the race, I had just passed under the bridge and was taking the right-hander onto the straight and ready to shift into 4th gear the split-second I was pointed straight when … BANG!!read more