Richard Paul Lohse | i |
last name: Lohse
first name: Richard Paul
birthday: 1902
birth-place: Zürich (Switzerland)
death date: 1988
died in: Zürich (Switzerland)

Richard Paul Lohse was born in Zürich in 1902 – he died in Zürich in 1988.
Lohse, the autodidact, paints expressive, late cubist still lifes.
1918 joins the advertising agency Max Dalang where he trains to be an advertising artist. 1930s his work as a graphic artist and book designer puts him among the pioneers of modern Swiss graphic design; in his painting he works on curved and diagonal constructions.
1937 Lohse, with Leo Leuppi, cofounds Allianz, an association of Swiss modern artists.
1938 he helps Irmgard Burchard, with whom he is married for a brief time, to organise the London exhibition “Twentieth Century German Art”.
1943 marks a breakthrough in Lohse’s painting: he standardises the pictorial means and starts to develop modular and serial systems.

1953 he publishes the book “New Design in Exhibitions”
1958 he is coeditor of the magazine Neue Grafik/New Graphic Design.
Important exhibitions and publications bring Lohse’s systematic-constructive art and constructive graphic design worldwide acclaim.

source: (17/07/09)

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