Dan Gelbart


Publicity, books, display, cartoons. Jewish. Born 16 March 1918 in Hamburg. 1940-41: emigrated to Palestine via Poland, Soviet Union. Brother died in Warsaw Ghetto; mother died 1942 in Treblinka. His artistic career started at the age of 33. A book of cartoons was published in 1954. 1954-6: designed book jackets. 1956-8: designed posters and publicity for United Jewish Appeal (New York office), for the Israel Government Tourist Office, and for El Al Airlines. Worked on Israel Pavilion, Brussels World Fair, 1958; chief designer of the Kibbutz Exhibition, Haifa, 1958. Died 19 December 2000.

Writings by

  • The Family of Israel, London: Blond, 1958 (with Michael Elkins)
  • Walter Amstutz (ed.), Who’s Who in Graphic Art, Zurich: Amstutz & Herdeg Graphis Press, 1962. , 1962.

Writings about

  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2006.