Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Egon Pruggmayer

[Germany] (b 1905/d 1983)

Born in Dresden, the book illustrator and graphic designer pursued his artistic career in Leipzig. Pruggmayer was a student of Swiss Modernist Paul Klee, and his aesthetic vision was shaped by the Bauhaus movement. (..) [In 1936 was published his book 'Deutsche Stilfibel' , a joint work with Ludwig Grote, where his beautiful Architectural Illustrations led the book to be very Popular](..)  In 1946, he joined the faculty of Leipzig’s famous Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts), teaching in the book design department. (...) Pruggmayer managed to survive the purges at the Leipzig Art Academy in 1951 and found a way to pursue graphic art within the confines of the Communist system."


East Germany 1951 "Leipzig Spring Fair" (2,1) [Litho] Sc(78,79)

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