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2019: 110th Anniversary of the birth of Virgil Max Exner (1909-1973)

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From: September 24, 2019
To: March 24, 2020
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Virgil Max "Ex" Exner, Sr. was an automobile designer for numerous American companies, notably Chrysler and Studebaker.

His first work in design was for General Motors, where he was hired by GM styling czar Harley Earl. Before age 30, he was in charge of Pontiac styling.
In 1938, he joined Raymond Loewy's industrial design firm Loewy and Associates.
In 1944, he was fired by Loewy and was hired directly by Studebaker.
In 1949, Exner started working in Chrysler's Advanced Styling Group. There he also worked with Luigi "Gigi" Segre, of Italian car company Carrozzeria Ghia S.p.A.

He is known for his "Forward Look" design on the 1955-1963 Chrysler products and his fondness of fins on cars for both aesthetic and aerodynamic reasons.


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