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Harley Earl

 (1893 - 1969)
Harley Earl was active/lived in Michigan, California, Florida.  Harley Earl is known for Industrial designer, automobiles, camouflage artist.

Biography   Harley Earl

Harley J. Earl was the initial designated head of Design at General Motors, later becoming Vice President, the first top executive ever appointed in Design of a major corporation in American history. He was an industrial designer and a pioneer of modern transportation design. A coachbuilder by trade, Earl pioneered the use of freeform sketching and hand sculpted clay models as automotive design techniques. He subsequently introduced the "concept car" as both a tool for the design process and a clever marketing device.

Earl's Buick Y-Job was the first concept car. He started "Project Opel", which eventually became the Chevrolet Corvette, and he authorized the introduction of the tailfin to automotive styling. During World War II, he w   ...  Displaying 750 of 7706 characters.

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