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Ehrlich, Georg (1897–1966), sculptor and graphic artist, was born on 22 February 1897 in Vienna, the eldest of the three children of Kurt Ehrlich of Breslau, the representative of a German coalmining company, and his wife, Rosa, who was Viennese. Kurt Ehrlich was a businessman by necessity but, like his son, a musician by inclination. ...

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Freedman, Barnett (1901–1958), artist and designer, was born in the East End of London on 19 May 1901, the son of Louis Freedman, a journeyman tailor, and his wife, Reiza Ruk, both Jewish immigrants from Russia. Since he suffered from persistent ill health, ...

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Games, Abram (1914–1996), poster artist and graphic designer, was born on 29 July 1914 in Whitechapel, London, the second of three children of Joseph Gamse (1877–1974), portrait and commercial photographer, and Sarah, née Rosenberg (1885–1969), seamstress, whose emigrant family were woollen merchants from ...

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Kramer, Jacob (1892–1962), painter and graphic artist, was born on 26 December 1892 in Klintsy, in the province of Chernigov in Ukraine, the only son of Max (Meir) Kramer (d. 1915), a court painter who worked in a naturalistic style and who had studied under ...

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Meidner, Ludwig Baruch (1884–1966), painter and graphic artist, was born on 18 April 1884 in Bernstadt, Silesia, one of four children of Gustav Georg Meidner (b. c.1818), a textile merchant, and his wife, Rosa Glogauer (d. 1942). Meidner grew up in a Jewish family who owned a textile shop. In 1901 he started training as a bricklayer in preparation for the study of architecture. Two years later he began studying drawing at the ...

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Schleger [formerly Schlesinger], Hans [pseud. Zero] (1898–1976), graphic designer, was born on 29 December 1898 in Kempen, Posen, Prussia, the second of two sons of Eduard Schlesinger (1859–1932), doctor of medicine, and his wife, Bianca Mendelsohn (1871–1941/2). Both his parents were Jewish. About 1904 the family moved from ...

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Schmoller, Hans Peter (1916–1985), typographer, was born on 9 April 1916 at Klopstockstrasse 6, Berlin, the son of Hans Schmoller (b. 1879), a doctor of medicine and viola player, and Marie Elisabeth Behrend (1887–1944?), an artist who set up an atelier in ...

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Wolpe, Berthold Ludwig (1905–1989), graphic artist and typographer, was born on 29 October 1905 in Offenbach am Main, Germany, the younger son and third child of Simon Wolpe, dentist, and his wife, Agathe Goldschmidt. He was educated at a technical school (Realschule...