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97/195/1 Archive, automobile and industrial design, paper/ink/gouache, Charles Frederick Beauvais, England/Australia, 1920-1960. Click to enlarge.

Charles Frederick Beauvais automobile and industrial design archive

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Archive, automobile and industrial design, paper/ink/gouache, Charles Frederick Beauvais, England/Australia, 1920-1960

This archive contains material documenting the work of the automobile and industrial designer Charles Frederick Beauvais. Beauvais designed automobiles in England and Australia. In England he worked as the Technical Art Editor for the magazine The Motor between 1925 and 1929. He then worked as an artist-engineer and designer for motor manufacturers such as Singer & Co, The …

Summary

Object No.

97/195/1

Object Statement

Archive, automobile and industrial design, paper/ink/gouache, Charles Frederick Beauvais, England/Australia, 1920-1960

Physical Description

Archive, automobile and industrial design, paper/ink/gouache, Charles Frederick Beauvais, England/Australia, 1920-1960

This archive contains material documenting the work of the automobile and industrial designer Charles Frederick Beauvais. Beauvais designed automobiles in England and Australia. In England he worked as the Technical Art Editor for the magazine The Motor between 1925 and 1929. He then worked as an artist-engineer and designer for motor manufacturers such as Singer & Co, The New Avon Body Company and Crossley Motors.

He moved to Australia in 1937 and first worked for the Special Body Division of General Motors Holden in Melbourne, where he designed customised vehicles. He also worked as an artist for 'The Argus' newspaper. He moved to Sydney in the mid 1940s and established his own industrial design company called 'Industrial Styling Company - Australasia'. He created a number of futuristic industrial designs including the 'Car of the Future' and a model of the 'City of the Future', which was exhibited at the 1947 Royal Easter Show.

The archive includes (-1) Design drawings and original artwork, 1930-1960, (-2) Photographs, 1930-1960, (-3) Scrapbook and newspaper clippings, 1920-1951, (-4) Miscellaneous papers, 1935-1956.

Production

Notes

This work is designed by either Charles Frederick Beauvais who often signed his work CFB or by the Industrial Styling Company, Beauvais' company at a later date. The objects were made in Australia between 1936 and 1950 for different clients. Some items date from the 1920s when Beauvais was in England.

History

Notes

This material was owned and donated by Charles Frederick Beauvais' daughter-in-law, whom we have been unable to track down.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Beverley Cox

Acquisition Date

18 July 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Charles Frederick Beauvais automobile and industrial design archive 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 October 2021, <https://ma.as/156860>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/156860 |title=Charles Frederick Beauvais automobile and industrial design archive |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=24 October 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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This object record is currently incomplete. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.