Search
News
View full story chiyuliao.jpg

Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story croppedrusso.jpg

Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

View details Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

Events: Oct 03, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

View Link

Social: about 5 hours ago via Facebook

The Cleveland Institute of Art's academic series, Community Works, shifts into high gear next week with the arrival of Stephen Vetter, a renowned international ...

View full story tinacassar.jpg

Story: Sep 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibit...

View details CIA Portfolio Day

Events: Oct 11, 2014

CIA Portfolio Day

View full story dormdeckyoga.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

View details fistfulofdollars.jpg

Blog: Oct 01, 2014

10/2-5: Bertolucci's new film Me And You, A Fistful of Dollars, Bound by Flesh & more!

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details Unruly Engagements Conference

Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

News . Feature Stories . The Legendary Viktor Schreckengost '29 Lives On

News

October 06, 2010

The Legendary Viktor Schreckengost '29 Lives On

Gene Schreckengost, the legendary designer's widow, admires the honorary street sign that was dedicated at a celebration on September 30.

The Legendary Viktor Schreckengost '29 Lives On

Viktor Schreckengost '29 taught at CIA for 70 years and is well known as the American DaVinci for the hundreds of pieces of art and products he designed. Ranging from ceramics, sculpture, and painting to furniture, toys, and bicycles, Schreckengost mastered many crafts and was one of the greatest designers in the world. He died in 2008 at 101.

On Thursday, September 30, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University, American DaVinci LLC (the Viktor Schreckengost Foundation), and the District of Design hosted a dedication ceremony and reception to celebrate the donation of the Viktor Schreckengost archives to the Cleveland State library.

The evening kicked off with a forum on Schrekengost's influence on design at CIA, in Cleveland, and around the world. Craig Bara, archivist for American DaVinci LLC, led the audience through a slide presentation that spanned the history of Schreckengost's work and awards. Following that, Dan Cuffaro '91, Head of Industrial Design at CIA (the position inaugurated by Schreckengost in 1933) and John Nottingham '72, of Nottingham & Spirk Design, shared their experiences as students during Schreckengost's tenure in the Industrial Design department at CIA.

Guests then convened outside at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and 17th street to watch Cleveland city councilman Joe Cimperman unveil the newly designed "Viktor Schreckengost Way" street sign that runs along 17th street. Gene Schreckengost, pictured above, received a replica of her late husband’s honorary street sign as a gift from the city of Cleveland.

Grafton Nunes, CIA president, along with his colleagues from CSU and American DaVinci, concluded the evening with remarks honoring the memory and sustaining the legacy of one of the nation's greatest designers, Viktor Schreckengost.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

A Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Vetter will challenge his various audiences to re-imagine their social responsibilities #vetterconnect

about 5 hours ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.