Eugen Funk

Biography

Publicity, logos. Born 17 May 1911 in Stuttgart. From 1923: interested in photography. 1930-34: studied typography and design at the Stuttgart Akademie: a teacher was F.H. Ernst Schneidler. 1935-7: freelance in Stuttgart; designer of books and advertisements. 1937-45: directed graphics studio of the large Stuttgart printing firm Union-Druckerei, interrupted by military service and work for the armaments industry. 1945-8: art director of the Stuttgart journal Der Standpunkt (Point of view). From 1949: with Walter Brudi, succeeded F.H. Ernst Schneidler as head of the department of graphic arts and book design at the Stuttgart Staatliche Akademie der bildenden Künste. 1958: taught at Pratt Institute, New York. 1976: retired.

Writings about

    Karl Hans Walter, ‘Funktion und Gestaltung der Schutzmarke’ (logos), Graphik, 1951, 5, pp. 232-5
  • Finsterer-Stuber (ed.), Marken und Signete, Stuttgart, 1957
  • Hans Fegers (ed.), Walter Brudi, Eugen Funk, Gunther Böhmer (exh. cat.), Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1963
  • Rudolf Niess, ‘Ein Buchzettel Exlibris’, Sigill, H. 3, 1973, pp. 3-11
  • Alfred Finsterer (ed.), Hoffmanns Schriftatlas, Stuttgart: Verlag Julius Hoffmann, 1952., 1952, pp. 12, 39
  • Franz Roh, ‘Solarisation-photos by Eugen Funk’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., July 1958, pp. 22-7
  • Eberhard Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1957’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1958, pp. 36-43
  • E. Hölscher, ‘The best German posters of 1958’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1959, pp. 2-9
  • Hermann Pfeiffer, ‘Geschriebene Schrift, Hinweise auf Arbeiten der Stuttgarter Grafikers Eugen Funk, Altmeister der grafischen Künste’, Druckspiegel, 8, 1993
  • WK, 1996, esp. p. 181
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2005.

Exhibitions

  • Galerie Rosen, Berlin, 1943
  • Galerie Fischinger, Stuttgart, 1952
  • Stuttgart, 1963 (with Walter Brudi, Gunter Böhmer)
  • Galerie Interart, Stuttgart, 1993.