Fritz Rosen

Biography

Born 1890 in Frankenthal. 1914: worked in an architectural office in Frankfurt a.M. 1924: employed in Lucian Bernhard’s Berlin studio, later partner; maintained the studio, Atelier Bernhard-Rosen, during Bernhard’s stay in USA (LB emigrated in 1923). 1932: designed political posters (pseud: E. Mehrmann). 1933: left Germany, lived in Switzerland, England, France . From 1936: lived in London. 1940: as an ‘enemy alien’ interned 5 months. From 1945: worked for the chemical industry. Died 1980 in Brighton, England.

Writings about

  • Die Reklame, Feb. 1925, cover
  • Walter F. Schubert, Die deutsche Werbegraphik, Berlin: Francke & Lang, 1927. , 1927
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘The political poster’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1928, 8, pp. 44-55, esp. p. 48
  • ‘New designs by Fritz Rosen/Atelier Professor Bernhard-Rosen’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1930, pp. 17-20
  • ‘Competition for a cover design for the “Gebrauchsgraphik”’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1931, pp. 50-57.
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Atelier Bernhard-Rosen’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Jhrg 3 (1926), v. 2, pp. 13-24, and in inset after p. 80 (bananas) H.K. Frenzel, ‘The Advertising Exhibition, Berlin, 1929’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1929, v. 2, pp. 60-64, 75 (ad)

Exhibitions

  • Berlin, 1929.