Size: 13.75 x 24.75 inches
Artist: Sandberg, Willem
About the Artist: The legacy of Dutch modernist graphic designer, Willem Sandberg, is not well known, but his contributions to the museum world, modern design, and his countrymen during World War II are profound.
Sandberg began designing publications for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in the 1920s. He became a curator in 1938 and returned after the war—on an unlikely path for a graphic designer—as the Stedelijk Museum Director, from 1945 until his retirement in 1963. Under Sandberg’s direction, the Stedelijk modernized and compiled an important collection of European modern art. He designed exhibitions to be less aristocratic and more engaging for his visitors, and introduced the first museum audioguides and headsets in 1952. “A fierce enemy of the high-brow,” is how Sandberg described himself. (From an article about the artist in the Design Observer, available here.)
Poster is in overall very good condition with minor folds (please see photos).
Ready to frame.