Design Drawing by Virgil Exner for Studebaker Corporation, circa 1945

Summary

Virgil Exner's long career in automotive design included time with General Motors, Raymond Loewy Associates, and Studebaker -- for which he produced this work. Exner is best remembered for his tenure as design head at Chrysler, where his dramatic "Forward Look" characterized the company's vehicles from 1957 to 1961.

Virgil Exner's long career in automotive design included time with General Motors, Raymond Loewy Associates, and Studebaker -- for which he produced this work. Exner is best remembered for his tenure as design head at Chrysler, where his dramatic "Forward Look" characterized the company's vehicles from 1957 to 1961.

Artifact

Design drawing

Subject Date

circa 1945

Creators

Exner, Virgil M. (Virgil Max), 1909-1973 

Studebaker Corporation 

Creator Notes

Drawn by Virgil M. Exner for Studebaker Corporation.

Collection Title

Virgil M. Exner Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.1.1741.15

Credit

From the Collections of the Henry Ford. Gift of Virgil M. Exner, Jr.

Material

Sandpaper
Pastels (crayons)

Technique

Rendering (Drawing techniques)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 19.357 in

Width: 23.375 in

Inscriptions

Front lower corner: Virgil M. Exner Tag taped to back of frame reads: Artist: VIRGIL M. EXNER Studio or rep.: STUDEBAKER CORP. Return address: SOUTH BEND, INDIANA Title: DESIGN SKETCH Product: STUDEBAKER Value: AD DETROIT.

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