Hanns Erich Köhler (?)

Biography

Posters, illustrations, book jackets. Born 17 April 1905 in Tetschen-Bodenbach (Sudetenland). Studied at the Dresden Kunstgewerbe-Akademie; then went to Munich where he worked in an advertising studio. After studying at the Vienna Kunstgewerbeschule, he then went to Prague where he worked as a commefrcial artist. 1938: settled in Berlin. 1943-5: taught at the Deutsche Hochschulinstitut für Bildende Kunst, Prague. At war’s end he fled on foot to Riedenburg. From 1949: political caricatures for the newspapers Nürnberger Nachrichten and Deutschen Zeitung. 1954-6: illustrated for the new Simplicissimus. From 1958: caricatures for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Died 7 November 1983 in Herrsching am Ammersee.

Writings about

  • Munzinger Archiv, 1984
  • ‘Hanns Erich Köhler’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1931, pp. 46-9
  • Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie, Munich, London, New Providence: K.G. Saur 1995- (from 1997: Munich only)., 1997.