These articles are by Carroll M. Gantz, FIDSA, author of: DESIGN CHRONICLES—Significant Mass-produced Designs of the 20th Century, published August 2005 by Schiffer Publications, Ltd., and THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF DESIGN—A History from the Steam Age to the Present, published December, 2010 by McFarland & Co., Inc.
The industrial designer, Daivd L. Painter, was born in Monroeville, IN, and was a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1936. From 1935 to 1950, he was vice president of the industrial design firm Barnes & Reinecke Inc. in Chicago. From 1950 to 1960, he was a partner of Painter/Teague/Petertil, industrial designers in Chicago, and from 1960 to 1972, he was the owner of David Painter, Industrial Design.
Between 1921 and 1924, Wright attended the Art Students League in New York and the Columbia University of Architecture. He began by apprenticing with Norman Bel Geddes, then a stage designer.
In 1930, as a member of the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen (AUDAC), Wright exhibited his design of an aluminum cocktail shaker at AUDAC's exhibition in Manhattan. The design was such a success that Wright began a business with his wife Mary in 1930, designing and producing spun-aluminum accessories for the home.
US industrial designer. Born in Constantinople as the son of a Greek publisher and diplomat, he served with a suicide minesweeper squadron in WW I, was torpedoed, rescued by a US transport and landed in Boston in 1919. There, he studied art and illustration with John Singer Sargent at the Fenway Art School.
At its annual conference in Atlanta, GA, IDSA honored Mr. Stevens for his dedication to the profession and to IDSA.
A pioneer of the profession, he opened his own office in 1934 in Milwaukee and dominated the field in his area for many years. Recently he provided funding for a new facility for the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.