George Him, 1900-1982
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5364
Born in Lodz, Poland, George Him studied at the Staatliche Akademie fur Graphische Kunste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzeg. He worked in Germany until he met Jan Le Witt in Warsaw in 1933. In 1937 Him moved to London.
During World War Two he worked with Le Witt on posters for the General Post Office, the Ministry of War Transport, the Ministry of Food and the Ministry of Labour. They signed their work Lewitt-Him. They also produced murals for war factory canteens.
In 1948 a diploma was awarded to Jan Le Witt and George Him at the International Poster Exhibition for a poster they designed for London Transport. In 1951 they designed murals for the Festival of Britain.
After the partnership was dissolved in 1954 George Him continued to work on advertising, exhibition design and book illustrations.
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- Staatliche Akademie fur Graphische Kunste und Buchgewerbe, Leipzeg
- Designed posters for London Transport : 1938-1945