Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 20
Masters Series: Ivan Chermayeff
"Art and Process."
FREE Public LECTURE set for
Thursday, October 5, 1995 at 7:00 pm.
Ivan Chermayeff, Designer, Painter, Illustrator and Found of Chermayeff & Geismar Inc., will be honored by the School of Visual Arts in a Master Series Exhibition at the College's Visual Arts Museum from October 2 to 20, 1995.
In 1957, together with Tom Geismar, Chermayeff established a major New York City design house which resulted in corporate signs and symbols for clients such as: Mobil Oil, Pepsi, Diner's Club and Chase Manhattan. These designs are classics of corporate design and have had a major impact on the manner in which all of us see corporate design. Chermayeff continues to amaze with the ease in which moves artistically from the creation of an annual report to a huge, three-dimensional sculture such as the free standing NUMBER 9 at 9 West 57th Street, to writing and illustrating a children's book. His style has been known to move from hard-lines geometric logos to loose, child-like illustrations. All forms of his art will be presented in both the exhibition and in the free, public lecture.
The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Visual Arts Foundation, Philip Morris Companies Inc., The Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Sheldon H. Solow Foundation.