John Treacy papers

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John Treacy papers

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  • 1940-1948 (Creation)

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2 folders and 4 photographs

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(1914 August 17 - 1988 October 21)

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In the early 1940s, after John Treacy took classes at the Art Center School, he worked at Douglas Aircraft Company as a technical illustrator during World War II. He oversaw a group of artists, many from Art Center, who created perspective engineering drawings for airplane production. After the War, Treacy worked for Raymond Loewy and Associates in Brazil. He returned to Los Angeles in 1948 where he spent the next 25 years designing and building homes.

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This small collection related to transportation design was donated by John Treacy to Art Center after a nostalgic visit to the campus. It consists of photocopies of two letters and two automobile sketches, and four photographs of car designs by John Treacy and J. Gordon Legg.

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Copyright held by John Treacy.

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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