Hermann Keimel

Biography

Posters. Born 24 February 1889 in Munich. From 1910: studied at the Munich Kunstgewerbeschule: a teacher was Julius Diez; further studies at the Munich Akademie. 1934: won 1 st and 2 nd prizes in poster competition for the tercentenary of the Ober-Ammergau Passion Play. Member of the art group Die Zwölf (The 12). Taught lettering at the Meisterschule für das deutsche Malerhandwerk, Munich. Died 15 October 1948 in Munich

Writings about

  • Vollmer, 1956
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘The “Neue Vereinigung Münchner Plakat-Kunstler”’ (League of Munich Poster Artists), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1931, pp. 2-9
  • MGD, 1992.
  • Herbert Bauer, ‘German poster art and its masters’, novum, Aug. 1980, pp. 52-6
  • H.K. Frenzel, ‘Hermann Keimel’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1932, pp. 2-7
  • ‘Poster competition…’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1933, pp. 30-33