Hermann Cossmann

Biography

Born 23 November 1884 in Neuss. 1904-10: studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Düsseldorf; a teacher was Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke. 1912-15: freelanced. 1915-18: military service. 1918-20: freelanced. 1920-50: taught at the Gewerblichen Berufsschule, Neuss. 1928: worked with Ehmcke on designs for PRESSA, the international exhibition held in Cologne that year. Worked on the journal Schrift und Schreiben (Bonn). Died 1966.

Writings by

  • ( with E.H. Busch) Kunstschrift und Schriftkunst, Mönchen-Gladbach: Kühlen, 1927.

Writings about

    Ludwig Bielschowsky, ‘F.H. Ehmcke und seine Neusser Schüler’ (Cossmann, E. Malzburg, J. Urbach), Aus dem Antiquariat, 1984, 7, pp. A262-4
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 1999.

Exhibitions

  • Cologne (Werkbund), 1914; Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss, 1984 (F.H. Ehmcke and his Neusser students).

Collections

  • Clemens Sels Museum, Neuss.