Born in Sebring, Ohio in 1906, has been labeled "an American Leonardo da Vinci" due to his range of achievements.He excelled in a wide range of media: painting, pottery, sculptture, and product design. A pioneer of modern industrial design, he studied at the Cleveland School of Art (now Institute) in the late 1920s. Later, he continued his education at Vienna, working with potter Michael Powolny and the architect Josef Hoffmann. In the 1930s, he won awards for painting, sculpting while designing for mass production. Also, he taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He was chief designer for three companies: American Limoges, Salem China Company, Murray Ohio; and consulted for many others: Sears and Roebruck, Delta Electric, Firestone, Goodyear, Western Auto, JC Penny, General Electric, R.R. Donnelly & Sons, the Holophane Corporation; White Motor Company, Harris-Seybold, etc. Among his styles was the Jazz Series, recognized as "an icon of the Art Deco era."
-Adams, Henry. Viktor Schreckengost: American Da Vinci. Tide-Mark: Windsor, Connecticut, 2006.