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Peabody, Cy (Cyrille M.), Jr., 1931-2015



  • Existence: 1931-2015

Biographical Note

Cyrille "Cy" M. Peabody (1931-2015) was a Boeing Company employee and designer for 31 1/2 years, circa 1950s-1980s.

Cy Peabody was born on May 3, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Cyrille and Henrietta (Alexander) Peabody. Peabody attended the University of Washington where he studied industrial design. His exact date of hire at Boeing is unknown, but after he joined Boeing, he worked in various art departments, including 5 1/2 years as a Preliminary Design Illustrator and 18 years in Sales and Marketing. Peabody developed cutaways, prototypes of engineering concepts and architectural renderings that were used in sales and marketing campaigns presented to public sector and US Government. He also did many large oil on canvas paintings that were presented as gifts from the Boeing Company to corporations for their boardrooms.

He married Sharon Lee Garnett on November 4, 1960 in Ocean Shores, Washington. The couple had four children. Peabody died on August 7, 2015 in Bellevue, Washington.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection

Identifier: 2020-08-29
Contents of the Collection The Cyrille M. Peabody Boeing Collection holds original artwork and reference files of Cyrille "Cy" M. Peabody, a Boeing Company employee and designer who worked in various art departments over a 31 1/2 year period in the mid-to-late 20th century. The collection is organized into two series: I. Artwork and II. Reference Files. Series I., Peabody's original art is mostly grouped together within 10 folders (2 boxes), although some individual pieces are found in subject folders. His...

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