Theodore W. Pietsch II was born on September 23, 1912, and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. With an architect father and an uncle who was an avid racing fan and automobile dealer, Pietsch was heavily influenced from an early age by art, design and cars. In 1934, he began an apprenticeship under Ken Lee at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, where he initially was assigned to trim blueprints. However, he favorably impressed management and fellow designers, quickly rising to high status among his peers. Over the years, he held positions in nearly all the major U.S. car companies, including Chrysler, Hudson Motors, Ford, Studebaker and American Motors, producing hundreds of sketches, line drawings and renderings. He retired in 1972 and eventually moved west, to Southern California and then Washington State, where he lived a quiet life with his wife until his passing in 1993 at age 80. On view November 10, 2012 through April 28, 2013
Art Wall: Theodore W. Pietsch II
November 10, 2012 - November 3, 2013
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- Art Wall: License Plates: Unlocking the Code
- Town Cars: Arriving in Style
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