Gerhard Voigt

Biography

Publicity, book design, exhibition display, packaging, postage stamps. Born 7 March 1926 in Halle. Severely wounded during military service. 1946-9: studied advertising art and set design at the Burg Giebichenstein art school in Halle. 1949-52: head of studio, DEWAG publicity, Halle. From 1952: freelance. 1956-68: member and correspondent, Verbandes Bildender Künstler Deutschlands (VBKD: Association of German Artists), graphic designers section; 1968: vice-president. From 1978: taught advertising art at Halle’s Hochschule für industrielle Formgestaltung. Numerous prizes including City of Halle 1962 and 1969, GDR 1971; Poster Biennale, Warsaw, 1974.

Writings by

    ‘Ständiger ehrenvoller Auftrag’, Bildende Kunst 4, 1976, p. 166
  • Walter Amstutz (ed.), Who’s Who in Graphic Art, 2nd ed., Dübendorf, 1982., 1982.

Writings about

  • Bildende Kunst, 1959, p. 105 (against atomic war poster)
  • Neue Werbung 6, 1960 Neue Werbung 3, 1961
  • Vollmer, 1962 (bibliography)
  • Neue Werbung 6, 1966 Bernhard Nowak, ‘Gerhard Voigt – Berufung als Arbeitsauftrag’, Bildende Kunst 12, 1968, pp. 660-63 Neue Werbung 4, 1976 Hellmut Rademacher, ‘Gebrauchswert und Bildfunktion künstlerischer Gestaltung’, Bildende Kunst 5, 1976, pp. 238-41.

Collections

  • Museum of German History, Berlin
  • Warsaw Poster Museum.