Theo Matejko

Theo Matejko (18 June 1893 – 9 September 1946) was an Austrian illustrator. He served in World War I and covered racing car events.[1] In October 1928, with Ludwig Dettmann, he was invited on the first transatlantic flight of the airship Graf Zeppelin, where he made an artistic record of the voyage.[2][3] He was involved in the design work for the posters for the 1936 Olympics. He worked on Die Wehrmacht magazine during World War II; at the beginning of the war, he published a series of drawings depicting the horrors of indiscriminate bombing on civilians.[4] In 1961 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City had an exhibition of his film posters.[5] His work is collected in museums like the Imperial War Museum[6] the Victoria and Albert Museum.[7] and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.[8]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bentz, Oliver. "Kraft, Tempo und Dynamik". Vermessungen - Wiener Zeitung Online (in German).
  2. ^ Vaeth, J Gordon (1958). Graf Zeppelin: The Adventures Of An Aerial Globetrotter. New York City, US: Harper & Brothers. p. 9. OL 4113768W.
  3. ^ Lehmann, Ernst (1937). Zeppelin: The Story of Lighter-than-air Craft. London, UK: Longmans, Green and Co. p. 243. ISBN 978-1-78155-012-0. OL 25072641M.
  4. ^ "'Bombs Over Us'; Prophetic drawings by a German artist". Life. Time Inc: 26–27. 11 September 1939. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Theo Matejko". The Museum of Modern Art.
  6. ^ "Matejko, Theo, Hände Weg vom Ruhrgebiet! [Hands Off the Ruhr!] - IWMPC - VADS: the online resource for visual arts". vads.ac.uk.
  7. ^ "You Help as well! | Matejko, Theo | V&A Search the Collections". V and A Collections. 11 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Theo Matejko". www.stedelijk.nl.