Jan Le Witt, 1907-1991
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5365
Fullname : Jan Le Witt
Biography : Born in Czestochowa, Poland, Jan Le Witt was a self taught painter, designer, typographer and poet. In 1933, he teamed up with George Him, and they moved to London together in 1937. During World War Two he worked with Him 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. Le Witt held his first one-man show at Zwemmer Gallery in 1947 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 Le Witt concentrated on painting.
Date of birth : 1907
Date of death : 1991
Role : Artist
Employment :
  • Designed posters for London Transport : 1938-1945
Record completeness :
Record 37% complete

Related item

hl book shop now


Hidden London book

Delve into the history of disused and repurposed London Underground spaces with the new beautifully illustrated hardback book, Hidden London: Discovering the Forgotten Underground - now available!

Buy now

depot 20 homepage

What's On

Celebrating 20 years

We're celebrating 20 years of our Museum Depot! This pioneering museum store has many uses and is home to over 90% of our collection. Find out more on our blog and discover our top 20 objects! 


collections bill amies


Object of the month

This photo of Bill Amies, Ongar Group Station Manager, was taken in 1980. In the photo, you can see him pointing along the track towards London from the rural station! Discover Ongar at Hidden London: the Exhibition.

Discover more