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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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Richard Ten Eyck (Designer)
- Richard Ten Eyck Papers
- Made 1940–1999
- 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.
- 9 linear feet (26 boxes), 2 portfolios, 20 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
- Gift of Richard Ten Eyck, 1999.