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Pietsch, Theodore

Pietsch, Theodore


Theodore Pietsch was born September 23, 1912, in Baltimore, MD. Educated at the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, in design and mechanical drawing, Pietsch joined the Chrysler Corporation in 1934 as a designer. During the years of 1934-1940, while employed at Chrysler, he won the Automotive Free Lance Industrial Design Award each year. From 1940-1952, Pietsch designed for Hudson Motor Car Company, Briggs Manufacturing Company and Ford Motor Company. In 1952 he joined Raymond Loewy Associates as a senior designer on the Studebaker account. Pietsch became the manager of the Studebaker Packard Exterior Studio (1955-1962). In 1962, he returned to Chrysler Corporation, remaining as a senior stylist in Advanced Interiors until his retirement in 1970. (Adapted from Automotive Design Drawing Collection finding aid.)

Collection contains 3 cassettes, 3 WAV files, 3 MP3 files, 1 diskette, and 1 bound transcript. Uploaded July 27, 2021.

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