"Ballerina on Stage" by Virgil M. Exner, 1957

Summary

Though best remembered for his design work under Harley Earl at General Motors Corporation, at Raymond Loewy's industrial design firm, at Studebaker Corporation, and in Chrysler Corporation's Advanced Styling Studio, Virgil Exner was also an artist at home. He made time for the fine arts, especially while recuperating from a 1956 heart attack. Exner created this expressive pastel in 1957.

Though best remembered for his design work under Harley Earl at General Motors Corporation, at Raymond Loewy's industrial design firm, at Studebaker Corporation, and in Chrysler Corporation's Advanced Styling Studio, Virgil Exner was also an artist at home. He made time for the fine arts, especially while recuperating from a 1956 heart attack. Exner created this expressive pastel in 1957.

Artifact

Pastel (Visual work)

Date Made

1957

Subject Date

1957

Collection Title

Virgil M. Exner Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.1.1741.136

Credit

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

Material

Board (Flat object)
Pastels (crayons)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 23.813 in

Width: 19.625 in

Height: 19.625 in

Width: 15.813 in

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