LEWITT-HIM

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BLUE PETER (LH)
A DAY WITH THE DUKE (GH)

COVER FOR FORTUNE (LH)
SCHWEPPSHIRE (LH GH)
GRAPHIS ON LEWITT-HIM 1949
GRAPHIS ON LEWITT-HIM 1953
WHERE TO DINE IN LONDON AND PARIS 1952

 
ORIGINAL SCREEN

 

 

 


George Him 1900 - 1982 and Jan Lewitt born 1907

George Him " came to England in 1937 after studying law at Moscow University and taking a doctorate in Germany with a thesis on comparative history of religions. He speaks five languages and his hobby is storytelling in all possible visual media. He designed the Festival Clock for the Festival of Britain in 1951, the Masada exhibition in London 1966 and was the Chief Designer for the Israeli Pavilion at Expo'67. " Jacket notes for The Day with the Duke, Leicester 1969 with text by Ann Thwaite.

 

Jan Lewitt was a self-taught artist ."He has been a worker in building, soap manufacturing, in a distillery, a bricklayer, farm worker, compositor, architect's draftsman, and art director." Viguers, Illustrators of Children's Books 1958. He met George Him in Warsaw in 1933 and began a collaborative partnership that only ended in 1954 after which Lewitt concentrated on painting and stage design.

 

Their illustrative style was a combination of European graphic values and Anglo-Saxon whimsy, always with a strong emphasis on drawing and narrative subtleties.

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