Jan Le Witt, 1907-1991
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5365
Jan Le Witt
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.
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- Designed posters for London Transport : 1938-1945