Robert Gruen, FIDSA

Robert Gruen, FIDSA
(1913-1999)

Inducted into the Academy of Fellows: 1965

US industrial and package designer who received an illustration degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1934, worked in 1935 as a set designer for Norman Bel Geddes, and for a film studio in Hollywood in 1936.

He returned to New York in 1937 to work as a designer of glassware and opened his own office in 1940.

A founding member of the Package Designers Council in 1952, he became president of IDI in 1953-1954, a Fellow in that organization, and was instrumental in its merger with ASID to form IDSA in 1965. IDSA honored his IDI Fellowship at that time.

He retired to Philadelphia, PA.