Fritz Brill

Biography

Book covers, trademarks, advertising artist, photography. Born 1904 in Hannover. 1926-9: studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Berlin. 1928-30: studied at the Johannes Itten school, Berlin. 1931: worked in the studio of Herbert Bayer. 1932: founded design studio with Hedwig BornemannBy 1960 he had a reputation as a distinguished photographer. 1960: awarded the Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie; living in Hofgeismar.

Writings about

  • Das deutsche Lichtbild (exh. cat.), Stuttgart, 1958
  • Fritz Brill. Grafik, Fotografie, Analyse (exh. cat.), Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, 1982
  • Traugott Schalcher, ‘Fritz Brill’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Feb. 1933, pp. 22-6
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 1996.

Exhibitions

  • Berlinische Galerie, 1982 (‘Lichtseiten’: travelling exh. to Kiel, Aachen and other cities)
  • Kassel, 1999.

Collections

  • Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
  • Museum Folkwang, Essen.