Introduction
Gerd Arntz (11 December 1900 in Remscheid – 4 December 1988 in The Hague) was a German Modernist artist renowned for his black and white woodcuts. A core member of the Cologne Progressives he was also a council communist. The Cologne Progressives participated in the revolutionary unions AAUD (KAPD) and its offshoot the AAUE in the 1920s. In 1928 Arntz contributed prints to the AAUE paper Die Proletarische Revolution, calling for workers to abandon parliament and form and participate in worker's councils. These woodcut prints feature recurring themes of class.
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Introduction
Arntz was a graphic designer who worked in the field of pictograms. From 1931 to 1934 he started teaching Viennese graphic design at the Isostat Economic Information and Propaganda Institute. In 1934 he left Germany and Austria with Otto Neurath and went to the Hague. After the German invasion of the Netherlands, Arntaz focused on statistics and pictograms, which became popular after the war.
Nationality
German
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Graphic Designer, Graphic Artist
Name
Gerd Arntz
Ulan
500116701
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