Rex Frederick Werner
Born at home on December 24, 1909 in Falls City, NE
Passed at home on January 31, 2004 in Hendersonville, NC
Rex Werner graduated High School in Nebraska City, NE and attended the University of Ohio. He joined Trans World Airlines in March of 1942 in the Movie Department and in 1943 moved to Advertising. From 1947 to 1964 he was the TWA Art Director becoming Director of Corporate Design in 1964 and later Vice President of Design. He was an avid artist creating many “dioramas” which rival the best computer animation of today. His work comprised the entirety of the 1949 TWA calendar.
He was the son of the late Max Harrison and Mary Florence Paxton Werner and the husband of the late Isabel Norine Bachler. When smoking cigars he could blow perfect smoke rings for the amusement of nephews. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Henderson, NC. He is survived by a son, Frederick Paxton Werner of Sag Harbor, NY, a daughter, Nancy Werner Weber of Hendersonville, two sisters, Patricia Babb of Greenwood, S.C., and Mary Elizabeth Mruzik of Pacific, Mo., and five grandchildren.
Some examples of his art include the following
He apparently also invented the TWA logo
As Vice President of TWA
As Director of Design of TWA
Rex Fredrick Werner and Sister Mary Elizabeth Mruzik
nee Werner in early 1920s.
Rex Frederick Werner (left) and brother in law Joel Marvin Babb.
Rex Werner’s private workshop in retirement.