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Who is he, and what car can he be associated with?

Art and cars. Painters, writers, musicians, actors, movie makers: in a nutshell, artists. Cars of special importance in their work, or in their life.
This is a 2 points puzzle, one for the artist, one for the car. Rule is: you identify the artist, you have one week to find the car. After that, the hunt is opened and anyone can rob you of your second point.

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Re: Art and cars #25
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 04:00:46 PM »
Are you left speechless? Two clues to help you:
1) although this fellow's art is one of the Seven Arts, its' not one of those listed above.
2) what he had to do with the car you have to find was much more than owning it, driving it, or using it in any kind of work of art.
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Re: Art and cars #25
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 08:03:11 PM »
It is Walter Gropius! And I guess you've got the Adler Standard 6/8 in mind, that had been designed by the master himself..
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Re: Art and cars #25
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2009, 04:07:44 AM »
Fast and perfect!
So the clues were:
1) although this fellow's art is one of the Seven Arts, its' not one of those listed above. An architect
2) what he had to do with the car you have to find was much more than owning it, driving it, or using it in any kind of work of art. He designed it
Probably the cleanest design of that period.
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unfortunately none of the cars has survived and they hadn't been a commercial success at all.

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Re: Art and cars #25 - Solved! Walter Gropius and the 1930 Adler Standard
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 05:30:00 AM »
Here´s a hires scan from a contemporary 1930 book:

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Re: Art and cars #25 - Solved! Walter Gropius and the 1930 Adler Standard
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 03:08:33 PM »
A brochure:

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Re: Art and cars #25 - Solved! Walter Gropius and the 1930 Adler Standard
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 01:04:07 PM »
The rare convertible version of the Gropius Adler:

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Re: Art and cars #25 - Solved! Walter Gropius and the 1930 Adler Standard
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2015, 02:40:57 PM »
A rare ad of the 1931 Adler, still influenced by the Gropius design:

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Re: Art and cars #25 - Solved! Walter Gropius and the 1930 Adler Standard
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2016, 03:44:11 PM »
A 1931 Adler brochure showing the regular Standard 6 and the Gropius version:

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Two pictures of the Adler Standard 8 six-window Limousine: