Julius E.F. Gipkens

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"Plant Oils! Plant Sunflowers and Poppies, and You Then Create German Oils and Serve the Fatherland!" by Julius Gipkens, 1916

Julius E.F. Gipkens (February 16, 1883 – 1968[1]) was a German painter, illustrator and graphic designer.

Early life and career[edit]

Gipkens was self-taught and found inspiration in Lucian Bernhard's work.[1][2] Gipkens moved to Berlin and started working.[1] He created posters for Germany during World War I. After the war, he created illustrations for advertising and design firms, and newspapers. He immigrated to the United States in 1933.[2]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died in New York.[2] His work is held in the collections of the Library of Congress and Victoria & Albert Museum.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Julius Gipkens". The First World War. Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Plant Oils! Plant Sunflowers and Poppies, and You Then Create German Oils and Serve the Fatherland!". World Digital Library. 1916. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Seine Hoheit - Der Kohlentrimmer". Collections. Victoria & Albert Museum. Retrieved 26 October 2013.