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Richard Ten Eyck Papers

A work made of black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white negatives, color negatives, color slides, printed papers, holograph papers, typescript papers, open-reel analog  audio tapes, compact discs and realia..

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  • A work made of black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white negatives, color negatives, color slides, printed papers, holograph papers, typescript papers, open-reel analog  audio tapes, compact discs and realia..

Date:

c.1940s-c.1990s

Artist:

Richard Ten Eyck (1920-2009)
The Art Institute of Chicago

About this artwork

Practicing primarily in Wichita, Kansas, Richard Ten Eyck (b. 1920) was among the leading industrial designers in the Midwest during the post-World War II period. Best known for his long-standing work for Cessna Aircraft and Bell Helicopters and for heavy equipment manufacturers such as Barber-Greene, Case/Davis, and Hesston, Ten Eyck founded his office, Richard Ten Eyck Associates, in 1948. Among his most recognized designs are the first models of the streamlined Vornado fans, one of the enduring product designs of the 1940s and 1950s. The collection primarily contains photographs, slides, and advertising and promotional materials. This material was used in preparation for an exhibition of Ten Eyck’s work, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Richard Ten Eyck (Designer)

Title

Richard Ten Eyck Papers

Date

Made 1940–1999

Medium

Black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white negatives, color negatives, color slides, printed papers, holograph papers, typescript papers, open-reel analog audio tapes, compact discs and realia.

Dimensions

9 linear feet (26 boxes), 2 portfolios, 20 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Ten Eyck, 1999.

Reference Number

1997.2

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