Herbert Stefan Ott

Biography

Born 16 March 1915 in Kulmbach, Bavaria. 1929-33: trained as a lithographic priter. 1933-5: studied at the Nuremberg Kunstgewerbeschule. 1935-40: studied at the Nuremberg Akademie where an influential teacher was Max Körner. 1942-5: taught commercial art and drawing at the Nuremberg Gewerbeoberschule; designed publicity for the Navy. 1945: moved to Einberg, near Coburg. 1945-8: commercial artist. 1946-52: Drawing teacher at the Oberrealschule, Neustadt, near Coburg. From 1952: taught at the Gewerbe- und Handelsschule, Coburg. 1955: moved to Öslau, near Coburg. c1970s: designer, and frequent contributor to the journal Exlibriskunst und Gebrauchsgraphik in which many of his exlibris designs appeared.

Writings about

  • Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1942, pp. 20-30
  • Vollmer, 1956
  • G. Kreyenberg, ‘Herbert Ott 50 Jahre’, Blätter für Buchkunst Exlibris und Gebrauchsgraphik, 1962, p. 153
  • Herbert Appeltshauser, and others, ‘Herbert Stefan Ott 60 Jahre’, Exlibriskunst und Gebrauchsgraphik, 1950-. Yearbook of the Deutsche Exlibris Gesselschaft [DEG]., 1975, pp. 31-8 plus 4-p. supplement.
  • Paul Ultsch, ‘Herbert Ott’, Exlibriskunst und Gebrauchsgraphik, 1950-. Yearbook of the Deutsche Exlibris Gesselschaft [DEG]., 1960, pp. 15-20

Exhibitions

  • Kunstverein, Coburg, 1958, 1975.