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George Him, Shikun Petach Tikva

Him was born in 1900 in Lodz, Poland. He briefly studied law in Moscow in 1917, until the law faculty was closed down after the Russian Revolution. He moved to Germany and obtained a PhD in comparative religions, before enrolling in the Leipzig Academy for Graphic ...

Him, George: Shikun Petach Tikva

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George Him, Shikun Petach Tikva

Him was born in 1900 in Lodz, Poland. He briefly studied law in Moscow in 1917, until the law faculty was closed down after the Russian Revolution. He moved to Germany and obtained a PhD in comparative religions, before enrolling in the Leipzig Academy for Graphic Art and Book Industry. He worked as a graphic designer in Germany and Poland before emigrating to England. In partnership with Jan Lewitt, between 1933 and 1954, he designed posters, adverts and exhibitions. During the World War II, Him produced posters for the MoI, Post Office, Ministry of Food and the exiled Polish and Dutch Governments. Postwar, he worked on advertising campaigns for American Overseas Airlines and Schweppes. After the establishment of Israel, Him designed the Warsaw Ghetto Exhibition, the Masada Exhibition, wrote the script for the Israel Pavilion at the expo in Brussels, was the Chief Designer of the Israel Pavilion in Montreal, and design consultant for El Al Israel Airlines. Him illustrated a great number of books, both for adults and children. He was Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Leicester Polytechnic and was elected RDI in 1977. Look at www.georgehim.co.uk to see numerous examples of his work.

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16th Feb 2011

Subjects:
Art and Design, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, History, PSHE, Religious Education

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

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Art, teaching packs, history, immigration, Judaism, Jewish, contemporary, London, international, sculpture, photography, painting, education, primary, secondary, drawing

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