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Viktor Schreckengost
Birth: Jun. 26, 1906
Sebring
Mahoning County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 2008
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA

Artist, Teacher and Industrial Designer. Viktor Schreckengost made great, if quiet, impact on the art world. His wide variety of artistic work has led him to being referred to as the "American da Vinci." Educated at The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Vienna Kunstgewerbe School, he was also tutored by Michael Powolny, Frank Wilcox and Paul Travis. He served in WWII. In 1935, he married Nadine Averill, and after her death, Gene Nowacek in 1991. His most famous design was the Art Deco styled punch bowls known as the "Jazz Bowls," created when he made ceramics at the Cowan Pottery in Rocky River, Ohio. He created three for Eleanor Roosevelt when her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected governor of New York. Other designs and art included ceramic sculpture and dinnerware, bicycles, a truck, lawn chairs, riding mowers, pedal cars, printing presses, stoves, refrigerators, collators, machine tools, toys, streetlights, broadcast equipment, gearshift consoles, flashlights, theater costumes, stage sets, artificial limbs, typesetting machines, coffins, calendars, chairs, electric fans, lenses, logos, ball gowns, baby walkers, watercolors and oil paintings. He even designed his own cemetery monument. He founded the industrial design department at The Cleveland Institute of Art and taught design there for 50 years. His work may be viewed at the Cowan Museum, located in the Rocky River public library, or at the Viktor Schreckengost Museum, due to open in Cleveland, Ohio in 2011. (bio by: cypressgreen) 
 
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  Nadine Averill Schreckengost (____ - 1975)*
 
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Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 42 Lot 96-A
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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