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Creator of Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingo Dies at 79

46 23.06.2015 Инфо

We've all seen his work, but how many of us knew his name. The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.
Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband died Monday at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, after a long battle with dementia. Featherstone was a trained sculptor with a classical art background. He created the flamingo in 1957 for plastics company Union Products, modeling it after a bird he saw in National Geographic. Millions of the birds have been sold.
Featherstone worked for Union for 43 years, inventing hundreds of plastic products in that time and rising to the position of president before his retirement in 1999.
In addition to his wife of 40 years,