This design was sensational when it first appeared shortly after the end of World War 2. The Higher-priced Commander and Land Cruiser models had a different grille, but Studebaker front ends changed little over the 1947-49 model years.
The first major facelift was in place for the 1950 model year. Most of the changes were forward of the cowling.
The view of the grille is impeded by clutter. Oddly, in a time when large chromed bars were expected on grilles of American cars, Studebaker offered little more than two dark holes.
The following model year the grille was larger (though I'm not sure of the openings actually were ... I need to inspect an actual '50 Studie). The central spinner was restyled as well. At any rate, now there is a lot of brightwork, if not heavy chromed bars. Another change was the addition of a flat panel (apron) connecting the front bumper to the car body.
A better image I found on the Internet, but do not know its origin. For 1952 Studebaker reverted to a more conventional front design whose grille hinted at what to expect on the totally new 1953 models.
A major characteristic of the 1950 facelift was the tapering of the fenders to the headlight housings along with the tapering of the hood and central part of the front to a circular ensemble greatly resembling an airplane's propeller spinner. This yielded a trio of circular focus points. 1949 Fords also had a central "spinner" detail, but on a front end that was far less sculptural than Studebaker's.
I really don't know what to conclude about this design. It clearly is not in keeping with the Spirit of The Automobile. Its strong airplane influence is too foreign. Yet it has a curious appeal; as a boy I enjoyed looking at 1950-51 Studebakers. Moreover, 1950 calendar year American production was nearly 270,000 cars, a big improvement over 1949's nearly 230,000, and the best ever, post-World War 2.