Josef Ehm Look Out Children! A Competition for You (Advertising Posters)
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1936 Print Date 1936
Dimensions 3-1/2 x 3-3/8 in. (89 x 86 mm)
Photo Country Czech Republic
Photographer Country Czech Republic
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
With photographer's stamp on verso. His vintage prints from the 1930s are very rare and sought after. See: Zdenek Kirschner, Josef Ehm: A Retrospective Exhibition, p.21 (Catalog, Jacques Baruch Gallery, Chicago 1990). Provenance: the artist's wife's personal collection.
Josef Ehm was born August 1, 1909 in Habartov, Czechoslovakia. Along with Jamomir Funke, he was a teacher at the State School of Graphic Art in Prague from 1934 to 1946. In 1935 he participated in preparation of the legendary book "Photography Sees Surface". His artistic photographs are renowned for a unique combination of avant-garde creative methods and technical brilliance. He was a part of the New Objectivity movement. He died in 1989.
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