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Lucian Bernhard

Lucian Bernhard – born 15. 3. 1883 in Stuttgart, Germany, died 29. 5. 1972 in New York, USA – graphic artist, illustrator, painter, type designer, interior designer, teacher. Born as Emil Kahn, he assumes his pseudonym in 1905. Mostly self-taught, he studied briefly at the Akademie iin Munich.

  • 1901: Moves to Berlin.
  • 1903: Wins a poster competition for Priester matches.
  • 1904: Art director of the Deutsche Werkstätten für Handwerkskunst.
  • 1910: Works with Hans Sachs on the publication of the magazine "Das Plakat".
  • 1920: Professor at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
  • 1923: Moves to New York.
  • 1928: Opens the Contempora studio with Rockwell Kent, Paul Poiret, Bruno Paul and Erich Mendelsohn. Works as a graphic artist and interior designer. After 1930, he primarily works as a painter and sculptor.

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