Art Deco was a movement focused on the future, modernizing industrial innovations by embracing a style of elegance and sophistication. Impacting nearly every visual medium, including painting, architecture, appliances, and automobiles, the Art Deco period occurred mainly between the two world wars, flourishing in the mid-1920s and throughout the Great Depression. These bold, graphic designs showcased refinement and opulence, tapering into streamlined geometric shapes, bright colors, and clean lines. The fluidity and grace of Art Deco complimented the aerodynamic structure of automobiles, typically resulting in two-door coupes and roadsters with long, exaggerated hoods and small, rounded trunks. The curated cars for American Art Deco feature long swooping fenders, chrome detailing, and round headlights, reflecting the glamour and luxury of this iconic movement.

WAS ON DISPLAY (4/5/22 – 7/31/22)

  • 1934 Cadillac LaSalle Series 50 Convertible Coupe
  • 1934 Ford Brewster Town Car1934 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser
  • 1936 Stout Scarab
  • 1940 Graham Model 108 Sedan “Sharknose”
  • 1937 Walter P. Chrysler’s Chrysler
  • 1937 Lincoln Zephyr
  • 1941 Graham Hollywood
  • 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

American Art Deco logo, Savoy Automobile Museum