Him - born 1900 - and Jan Lewitt
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.
ON LEWITT-HIM 1946
01 An advertisement for Coventry Climax fork lift trucks , image 12 x
17cms, November 1951. see Graphis no 22 1948.
02 murals for a works canteen, 120' long based on Russian Fables see GRAPHIS
no 14 1946.
03 illustration to Robert Standish' The Ape in the Family Tree March
1962 27 x 34 cms
the War Him had started a design partnership with Jan Lewitt (Lewitt-Him)
and their puckish (sometime sentimental) style was immensely influential
over the years in the UK. It ceased when Lewitt turned to painting as