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Artist - Hans Arnold Rothholz

print loaned by Stephen Rothholz, 2008, for poster browser use only

Hans Arnold Rothholz, born 1919 in Germany, died 2001. Designed posters for London Transport 1943-1947

  • Educated; Willesden Technical College; circa 1935
  • Educated; The Reiman School.; circa 1935


Born in Germany, Rothholz came to England in 1933. From 1940 he was detained as an enemy alien in Liverpool, the Isle of Man and Canada. He returned to London in 1942, where he resumed his career as a commercial designer. As well as posters for GPO, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and Wembley Stadium, he designed the Olympic Games programme (1948) and worked on the 'Dome of Discovery' at the Festival of Britain (1951). He also designed graphics and a mural for the 'Lyons Corner House' restaurant, at Marble Arch, and contributed to the corporate identity styles of Windsor & Newton and The Wellcome Foundation.

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