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biografía de Donald DESKEY (1894-1989)

Lugar de nacimiento: Blue Earth, MN

Direcciones: New York, NY

Profesión: Designer

Estudios: Univ. California; Mark Hopkins Art School; AIC; ASL; Grande Chaumière, Paris, France.

Exposiciones: S.Indp.A., 1927; WFNY 1939; Paris Expo, 1937; Philadelphia A. All., 1945; Am. Design Gal., 1929, 1930; MOMA, 1937; New York A. All., 1927-1930; MMA, 1931, 1934, 1940; BM, 1931; Detroit Inst. Art; Chicago World's Fair, 1933; Seattle World's Fair, 1962; NYWF, 1964; US Pavillions, Int. Trade Fairs, Salonika, Greece, 1960 & Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1961; Dept. Agr. Fairs, Verona, Milan, Madrid, Manchester & Cologne; Union Carbide Exhib., Moscow; plus many others. Awards: medal for industrial design, Paris Expo, 1937; prizes Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Art Directors Club, 1961 & Am. Inst. Graphic Arts, 1961.

Asociaciones: BAID; Nat. Inst. Archit. Education; fell. Am. Society of Industrial Designers; Art Dir. Club; Am. Inst. Graphic Arts; Package Design Council (director); Benjamin Franklin fell. Royal Society of Art, London; plus others.

Obra: The Deskey Archives, and many of his works, are in the Cooper-Hewitt Mus., NYC; Phila. Mus. Art; Virginia MFA; interiors of Radio City Music Hall

Comentarios: Innovative Art Deco designer of the mid 1920s-early 1950s. Positions: pres, Donald Deskey Assocs., Industrial Design Consultants, 1927-; design consultant to various exhibitors, New York World's Fair, 1964-1965; member advisory board, Society of Plastic Engrs., Inc. USA; director, Donald Deskey Assocs., Ltd., England; director, Sculley, Deskey & Scott, Inc.; pres., Shelter Industries, Inc., 1939-. Teaching: teacher, NYU, 1940. Contributor: articles in London Studio.

Fuentes: WW47; WW73; Michael Komanecky, "The Screens and Screen Designs of Donald Deskey," in Antiques (May, 1987, p.1064).

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