Doritt Dekk, 1917-2014
Simple name : Person: artist
Collection : People
Reference number : 1996/5754
Dorrit Dekk's was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia and she studied at art school in Vienna during the troubled period of 1937-8 when Hitler took over. She was with Max Reinhart in Vienna. Later she spent a year at the Reimann School of Art in London 1938-1939. Dekk was a painter, printmaker and designer. She worked for the Central Office of Information 1946-1948 and was a stage designer and illustrator in Cape Town in 1949. From 1950-1979 she worked in London. Clients
include Air France.
Her main work has been designing posters including one for British Rail, exhibitions and displays. Along with several shows she has had solo exhibitions at the Maltings Gallery, Farnham ,1986, the Clarendon Gallery, 1986 and Duncan Campbell, 2007.
Date of birth :
Place of birth :
Brno, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)
Date of death :
- Vienna : 1937-1938
- Reimann School of Art : 1938-1939
- Designed poster for London Transport : 1961