Paul Hampel

Biography

Trademarks, certificates, educator. Born 8 April 1874 in Ohlau in Schlesien; son of an artist. Studied at the Breslau Kunstgewerbeschule (later Kunstakademie) and, in Düsseldorf, a course in lettering under Peter Behrens and F.H. Ehmcke. This was followed by further studies in Berlin under Fleischer-Wiemans. From 1906: instructor, then director of the department of Buchgewerbe und Gebrauchsgraphik at the Städt. Handwerker- und Kunstgewerbeschule, Breslau. Designer on glass and porcelain, and letterer of inscriptions on graves and memorials. By 1931: member of Gruppe Schlesian, BDG. Awarded silver medal at the 1914 ‘Bugra’ exhibition in Leipzig, and a gold medal at a Breslau exhibition. He was a member of the Deutschen Werkbundes from 1908 and, from 1936, a member of the Reichskammer der bildenden Künste.

Writings by

  • Gleichzug-Schriften, Berlin/Leipzig: Heintze & Blanckertz, c1937.

Writings about

  • Vollmer, 1955.
  • ‘Prof. Paul Hampel’, Deutscher Drucker, Oct. 1936, p. 28
  • BDG members’ work, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., April 1931, pp. 57, 61
  • work shown in Paul Pfund, ‘German advertising art 1936’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1936, pp. 48-9