Paul Dietrich

Biography

Posters, stamps, book jackets. Born 1 April 1907 in Neustadt/Schwarzwald. Studied in Karlsruhe, Munich and Stuttgart: teachers included Ernst Schneidler, F.H. Ehmcke, Wilhelm Schnarrenberger. From 1932: freelance, especially designing books and travel posters. 1939-43: taught at Staatliche Hochschule für Kunsterziehung, Berlin. Military service; prisoner of war. 1945: settled in Bodman am Bodensee (Lake Constance) where he freelanced, founded a private art school (Bodensee Kunstschule) and worked mainly for industrial firms such as the Federal Railways and the Post Office. 1953: his poster received a prize as the best poster of the year.

Writings about

  • Fr. E. Meinecke, ‘Deutsche Fremdenverkehrswerbung’, Graphik, 1959, p. 563
  • brief biography, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., Oct. 1954, p. 54
  • Carl Heussner, ‘Paul Dietrich’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., June 1955, pp. 14-19
  • Emil Preetorius, ‘The art of the small format’ (postage stamps), Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1960, p. 11.