George Sakier (Biographical details)

George Sakier (designer; American (USA); Male; 1897 - 1988)

Also known as

Sakier, George

Biography

Sakier trained as an engineer at Columbia University and worked as a commercial illustrator, as art director for Harper's Bazaar and as an interior decorator. During the 1920s he directed the Bureau of Design for the American Radiator and Sanitation Company, specialising in luxury bathroom accessories and fittings. Sakier was hired by Fostoria in the late 1920s to design inexpensive glassware for large-scale production.

Bibliography

G. Sakier, 'Primer of Modern Design', Arts and Decoration 40, New York November 1933
New Haven 1983, Yale University Art Gallery, 'At Home in Manhatten. Modern Decorative Arts. 1925 to the Depression', K. Davies
M. Greif, 'Depression Modern: The Thirties Style in America', New York 1975
J.L. Meikle, 'Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America 1925-1939', Philadelphia 1979
Leslie A. Pina, 'Fostoria designer George Sakier, Atglen PA, 1996