Paul Neu


Posters, book jackets and covers, illustrations. Born 9 November 1881 in Neuburg/Donau. Briefly studied architecture, later painting, graphics and illustration. His first illustrations were published by the publisher R. Piper, Munich, in 1909; in his lifetime he produced work for about 25 publishers. He lived in Munich and Holzhausen/Ammersee. During his lifetime he produced about 1000 works, from postage stamps to posters and designs for windows. Died 16 March 1940 in Munich. Much of his work was destroyed when his studio in Wormser Strasse, Munich, was bombed in 1944. His son Ernst was killed on military service.

Writings about

  • Vollmer, 1956
  • Alex W. Hinrichsen, ‘Paul Neu’, Illustration 63, April 2000, pp. 20-25.
  • Werner Suhr, ‘German railroads advertise’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1933, pp. 2-13, esp. p. 6 (poster)


  • Städt. Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1941 (memorial exh.).