People

Hans Unger, 1915-1975
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5135
Fullname : Hans Unger
Biography : Hans Unger was born in Germany where he studied poster design in the studio of Jupp Wiertz in Berlin from 1934 to 1935. He then emigrated to South Africa to work as a freelance commercial designer in Cape Town. He moved to London in 1948 where he was a successful poster designer. His posters include collaborations with the mosaicist Eberhard Schulze. (Riddell 1995)
Date of birth : 1915
Place of birth : Germany
Date of death : 1975
Role : Artist
Employment :
  • Designed posters for London Transport : 1950-1974
Record completeness :
Record 57% complete

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