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|The following, submitted December 2005, is from Louis A. Gottschalk, M.D., brother of the artist.|
Max Jules Gottschalk was an industrial designer, fine-art painter, and
designer of functional furniture and electronic materials. All of
his creative designs were purchased by commericial and
industrial organizations and manufactured, for example, rotary card
files and Scott paper towel holders by the Wheeldex Corporation, New
York; lunar escape and air cushion vehicles for Bell Aero Systems; open
frozen food refrigeration systems and open refrigerator cases for
Hussman-Ligonier Company, St. Louis, Missouri; electronic test
equipment for Hughes Aircraft, Tuscon, Arizona (1952-1962)
He was the oldest of four sons of Max F.
Gottschalk and Kelmie Mutrux Gottschalk of St. Louis, and the nephew of St. Louis artist, Louis E.
Mutrux, and Ann Mutrux. His childhood surrounded him with art, music,
and architecture, for his father was a muscian, composer, and artist,
and his uncle was an artist, architect, and builder. His paternal
uncle, Victor Hugo Gottschalk, was a noted physicist.
Max Gottschalk started Washington University Art School, St. Louis, at the age
of 13, where he studied drawing, painting, and design, and he studied
music with his father. Then pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at
Washington University, he studied with Edmund Wurpel, Charles Quest,
Fred Conway, and other St. Louis artists. Then he did post-graduate
studies in radio-engineering, Greek and Roman archeology, Art History,
and the Psychology of Music. From 1939-1842, he worked for the
Newfoundland government developing and producing national indigenous
products that were manufactured by their factories.
He moved to New York City, where he was associated with the Teague
Design firm and developed many of his creative products, and later he
moved to Tucson, Arizona where he became Chair of the Applied Design
Department of Pima College.
Upon his death, Max Gottschalk was survived by his daughter, Sandra Carpenter Gottschalk of
Bellingham, Washington; a son, Jules Gottschalk, of Fresno,
California; and a brother, Louis A. Gottschalk, M.D., Ph.D. Professor
Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine, CA.
The Work of Max Jules Gottschalk, a Three-Dimensional Designer, College of Architecture, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, February 2 through February 13, 1996.
Chairperson of the Applied Design Department, Engineering Division of Pima College, Tucson, Arizona.
President of Imagineering and Chief Design Development Designer of
Godesca and Gottschalk Engineering of superfidelity sounds systems.
Life member of the Audio-Engineering Society, Radio Engineering Society, and Plastic Engineering Society.
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