C. Orval Selders photographs

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C. Orval Selders photographs


  • 1954, 2004 (Creation)


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(1926 January 25 - 2019 November 16)

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C. Orval Selders (TRAN 1954) was born in Oakland, Iowa on January 25, 1926. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was at the invasion of Iwo Jima. He attended the Univesity of Nebraska on the G.I. Bill but left to study industrial design at the Art Center School. After graduating, he worked for Raymond Loewy at Studebaker and in 1955, went to General Motors where he worked as a designer for over 25 years. In retirement he worked for his friend Larry Shinoda at his design studio. He died on November 16, 2019 in Murrieta, California.

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The C. Orval Selders photographs are two images from his graduation day and two images from when he returned to visit Art Center 50 years later.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.).

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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      CF, 05/2019

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