The name Viktor Schreckengost doesn't carry the easy, broad recognition of Raymond Loewy, Harley Earl, or other more well-known designers. Many designers know who he is, and for good reason. His body of work and his reach to things we know and love is unparalleled.
Schreckengost is often referred to as the 'American DaVinci' -- a reference to the caliber, breadth and depth of his talents and contributions. His body of work includes noted pottery designs, well-known sculptures, industrial design on numerous objects, bicycle designs, pedal car designs, chairs, elegant watercolors, the innovation of the modern cab over engine truck design, critical research on radar feedback, and over 50 years of teaching industrial design.
This being a place dedicated to motor culture, one might wonder where Viktor Schreckengost, who didn't work much in automotive, fits into the picture.