Oleg Zinger

Biography

Posters, publicity. Russian-German-French. Born 21 February 1909 in Moscow. Trained in Moscow, Paris, Italy, then in 1922 settled in Germany. 1926-7: student of Müller-Schönefeld in Berlin. 1927-31: studied at the Kunstakademie, Berlin: a teacher was O.H.W. Hadank. 1922-47: lived in Berlin; 1933-7: designed 3 posters for the London Underground; 1948: moved to Paris, where he had a successful career.

Writings by

  • ‘Leo Von Malachowsky’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Aug. 1934, pp. 54-7.

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., Jan. 1934 (cover)
  • Vollmer, 1961
  • Jonathan Riddell and Peter Denton, By Underground to the Zoo, London Transport posters 1913 to the Present, London: Studio Vista, 1995 (Zinger posters: pp. 62, 71)
  • Benezit, 2006 (includes auction records, 1990, 1991).
  • ‘Oleg Zinger’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., May 1934, pp. 48-53
  • Nikolai Saretzki, ‘Oleg Zingher’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., 1929, v. 11, pp. 8-15 (posters)
  • Werner Suhr, ‘Esders + Dyckhoff’ (clothing firm and advertisements for London Zoo, London Transport), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1937, pp. 24-31