VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST, 101
Artist, industrial designer
Viktor Schreckengost, an artist and prolific industrial designer whose ubiquitous works included familiar toys, White House porcelain, innovative trucks and lawn mowers, died Saturday while visiting family in Tallahassee, Fla.
Mr. Schreckengost, a 2006 winner of the National Medal of Arts, was best-known for his 1930s Jazz Bowl series, commissioned by Eleanor Roosevelt for the White House. The electric blue and black porcelain bowls, inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City, became icons of the art deco era.
Mr. Schreckengost incorporated fine design into mass-produced goods in an effort to make aesthetically pleasing, functional items available to everyone.