Artist - Imre Hofbauer
Imre Hofbauer, born 1906 in Mitrovica, Serbia, died 1989. Designed poster for London Transport 1965
- Educated; Ecole Polytechnique de Prague; 1929-1933
According to his mother, Imre Hofbauer ‘could paint before he could speak.' He financed his architectural training by contributing cartoons to newspapers and the German satirical weekly, Simplicissimuss. In 1936, the rising Jewish satirist went to live in London, away from the threat of Hitler’s regime. During the war he completed a collection of drawings, capturing the horrors he witnessed as a voluntary fireman. They were published in 1942. After the war, London remained Hofbauer’s home and the subject of his art. His soulful city portraits, seen through the eyes of an architect and a humanist, were the subject of several exhibitions.