Jens Witt

Biography

Born 7 November 1921 in Hamburg. 1936-40: trained as a naval engineer. 1946-8: studied at Hamburg Landeskunstschule and for a short time at the Düsseldorf Akademie für bildenden Künste where his instructors included Alfred Mahlau, Edwin Scharff and Gerhard Marcks. 1953: began working for many years with a Wiesbaden printer/bookbinder which gave him the expertise to found his own press, the Jens Witt Presse, in 1982.

Writings about

  • Dieter Lemhoefer, ‘Die Jens Witt Presse Wiesbaden’, Illustration 63, Nov. 1987, pp. 84-8 (includes bibliography)
  • D. Lemhoefer, ‘Jens Witt 70 Jahre alt’, Illustration 63, Nov. 1991, pp. 82-8 (includes continuation of earler bibliography of the Presse, 1986-91).

Exhibitions

  • Klingspor Museum, Offenbach a.M., 1991.