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Walter Dorwin Teague

Walter Dorwin Teague, industrial designer. Recipient Annual award American Society Industrial Designers, 1957; Annual award Philadelphia Museum College Arts, 1958. Officer of Order of Merit of Republic of Italy, 1959. member board design New York World’s Fair, 1939; Fellow Society Industrial Designers (1st president). Royal Society Arts, Honorary Royal Designer to Industry. Received American Design award, 1939.

Background

  • Teague, Walter Dorwin was born on December 18, 1883 in Decatur, Indiana, United States. Son of Review Martin Addison and Hester Anne (Towell) Teague.

  • Education

    • Graduate Pendleton (Indiana) High School, 1902. Student Art Students League, New New York 1903-1907.

    Career

    • Began as artist, 1907, designing advertising, books, magazine illustrations. Entered industrial designing, 1926. Consultant on design to Eastman Kodak Company, A. B. Dick Company, Boeing Airplane Company, others.

      Member board design New York World’s Fair, 1939. Designed buildings and exhibits of Eastman Kodak, Consolidated Edison, National Cash Register, Ford Motor Company, United States Steel, duPont de Nemours & Company for New York World’s Fair, 1939. Designed buildings and exhibits of Ford at San Diego, 1935, Dallas, 1936, Miami, 1937.

      Texas Company, Dallas, 1936. Exhibits Ford, duPont and United States Steel, San Francisco, 1939. Senior partner Walter Dorwin Teague Associates.

      Has designed automobiles, service stations, railway equipment, plane interiors, cameras, household and heating appliances, business machines, machine tools, offices, show rooms, furniture, department stores, periodicals, etc. Executed 130 research and development assignments for Bureau Ord., United States Navy, 1942-1947, receiving Navigation Ord. Development Award, 1946.

      Lecturer New York University, University of Minnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Columbia, Magill University, University of Toronto. President American Institute of Graphic Arts.

    Works

    • Author: Design This Day—The Technique of Order in the Machine Age, 1940. (with Ruth Teague) You Can’t Ignore Murder (a mystery), 1942. Land of Plenty, A Summary of Possibilities, 1947.

      Flour for Man’s Bread, A History of Milling, 1952 (with John Storck).

    Membership

    Member board design New York World’s Fair, 1939. Fellow Society Industrial Designers (1st president). Royal Society Arts, Honorary Royal Designer to Industry.

    Received American Design award, 1939.

    Connections

    • Married Cecil Fehon. Married second, Ruth Mills Holmes, August 31, 1937. Children: Walter Dorwin, Cecily Fehon (Mistress.
    • father: Review Martin Addison Teague
    • mother: Hester Anne (Towell) Teague
    • spouses: Cecil Fehon
    • Ruth Mills Holmes
    • children: Walter Dorwin Teague
    • Cecily Fehon (Mrs Teague
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    Born December 18, 1883
    Died December 5, 1960
    (aged 76)
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