Introduction
Jonkheer Willem Jacob Henri Berend Sandberg (1897–1984) known as Willem Sandberg was a Dutch typographer, museum curator, and member of the Dutch resistance during World War II.
Wikidata
Q480473
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Introduction
Born 24 October 1897; died 2 April 1984. Willem Sandberg studied briefly in 1919 at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Between 1922 and 1926 he was involved with the Mazdaznan centre of Herrliberg, Switzerland. In 1927, he studied pictograms with museum director Otto Neurath in Vienna, Austria, where he also took classes in psychology from Alfred Adler and Karl Bühler. Between 1930 and 1935 he studied psychology at the University of Utrecht. In 1928 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam gave Sandberg his first typographic commissions. He became Assistant Museum director of the Stedelijk Museum in 1938. After having been involved in the burning of the Amsterdam population register during the 1943 German occupation, he was forced to go into hiding. After World War II, Sandberg became the Director of the Stedelijk Museum (1945-1962) and wrote and designed most of the exhibition catalogues. From 1963 until 1968, he managed the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.
Nationality
Dutch
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Author, Administrator, Director, Museum director, Writer, Typographer, Graphic designer, Painter
Names
Willem Jacob Henri Berend Sandberg, Willem Sandberg, Willem J. H. B. Sandberg, William Sandberg
Ulan
500045670
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