Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Viktor Schreckengost is the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt. He is also the creator of the largest freestanding ceramic sculpture in the world, Early Settler, on permanent display at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He is also famous for his dinnerware designs. Eschewing the fancy, flowery French designs that were popular in the United States during the Great Depression, Schreckengost created simple modern designs that were popular throughout the country. He designed bicycles manufactured by Murray (bicycles) for Murray and Sears, Roebuck and Company. Viktor Schreckengost the first cabover truck with engineer Ray Spiller.