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Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Jim Linz 
Art Deco Society of Washington 
703-568-3745

jlinz@adsw.org

 

Moderne Time: Lawson Art Deco Clocks 

Join celebrated Art Deco photographer Randy Juster for an illustrated talk showcasing his new book:  MODERNE TIME - LAWSON ART DECO CLOCKS. Randy will open with a discussion and photo  illustration of how he became enamoured with the beauty of Art Deco, which ultimately led him to his passion for all things Lawson.      

The Lawson Clock Story

In 1933, Harold B. Lawson founded Lawson Clocks Limited, a small company that manufactured digital clocks. In the early 1930s, Americans were fascinated by streamlined objects like airships and speeding locomotives which were seen as symbols of a bright future. Capitalizing on this trend, most Lawson clocks were designed in the Art Deco or Streamlined Moderne styles. Lawson clocks were of high quality (and price) and while no records remain, it appears most Lawson clocks were not sold in large numbers. Because of the company’s low profile and continuous use of Streamline Moderne styling, many people assumed the company went out of business during the Depression. In fact, Lawson Time had three different owners, four different locations and finally closed for good in 1980!

Moderne Time tells this little-known story, along with that of Lawson clock designers Paul Feher and George Adomatis, illustrated with photos of over 70 different Lawson models, plus prototypes, catalogs and period advertisements. 

(Although not part of the lecture, the book also covers repairs and how to estimate a clock’s value.)

About the Presenter

Randy Juster graduated from Chicago’s Columbia College with a B.A. in photography. His photographs have appeared in over 30 books, magazines, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic and Forbes. His work has been exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of Art, Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne and in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. 
 
Please visit Randy’s website https://www.decopix.com/ to enjoy his incredible photos of Art Deco buildings from around the world. 

Program Details
Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost: $15 ADSW Members
         $15 Members of other Art Deco Societies(ICADS)
         $20 Non Members

The program will be recorded so that registrants can watch the program at a later date.