Walter Kantack (1889 – 1953) – American Lighting Designer


Walter Kantack (1889 – 1953) was an American Lighting Designer born in Meriden, Connecticut. He completed his studies at the Pratt Institute in New York.


Kantack worked in the drafting room of the Edward F. Caldwell decorating firm in New York. In 1915 he began working at sterling Bronze as a designer. In 1917 he set up his design firm and became a specialist in custom lighting until 1932. He was the vice president of the Architectural League of New York, an honorary member of the American Institute of Decorators, and a member of the Hoover Delegation to the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition International des Arts Decorate des Industries Modernes.

Rare pair of Art Deco Sculpture Masks by Walter Kantack
Rare pair of Art Deco Sculpture Masks by Walter Kantack


Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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