Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Jim Linz 
Art Deco Society of Washington 

Deco Radio: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made 


About the Program: 

The Art Deco Society of New York and the Art Deco Society of Washington are excited to host this visually dazzling web-based illustrated talk that will tell the story of the most beautiful radios ever made with renowned expert, author, and collector, Peter Sheridan. 

As a noted expert on Art Deco radios with one of the leading radio collections in the world, Peter Sheridan will share his expertise and passion with us as he reveals the untold and extraordinary contributions of famous 1930s industrial designers to the development of the table-top radio and the subsequent world-wide spread of the Art Deco style.

In this riveting online talk, Sheridan will beautifully illustrate the major influence Deco and Streamlining had on the evolution of radio design through the 1930s and 1940s. In addition, we will explore the worldwide spread of the Deco radio as a symbol of the new machine-age, bringing not only Deco styling and color into the home, but changing the listener from the family to the individual.

Sign up today to join us for Peter Sheridan’s fabulous presentation featuring superb examples of the most rare and beautiful radios ever made!

Even though this event is online, it will include a live PowerPoint—with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device––as well as a Q&A session with participants.  

Can't join us at the time of the live event? No problem! Those who register will receive a link to a recording of the entire program a few days after the live presentation. When you sign up for the program you have the opportunity to watch, or rewatch, the recording at a time more convenient for your schedule.

About the Speaker:

Peter Sheridan is an internationally renowned collector and speaker on Art Deco as well as a committee member of the Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia and an accredited professional photographer. Sheridan has authored three major photographic reference books on design and architecture: Radio Days (2008), Deco Radio (2014), and Sydney Art Deco (2019).

Beyond his Art Deco-related interests, Sheridan is a senior Sydney dentist, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sydney University, and a world expert on Clinical Photography. He also works in Cambodia assisting in dental treatment of children and educating dentists. In 2001 Peter was awarded an order of Australia (AM) by the Australian Government for his work with people with Multiple Sclerosis. 



  • Art Deco Society of Washington Members -- $15
  • Other Art Deco Society (ICADS) Members -- $15
  • Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club Members -- $15
  • Northern Virginia Radio & Television Historical Society Members -- $15
  • Nonmembers -- $20



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