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ID: 500116738
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500116738

 

Record Type: Person
Elffers, Dick (Dutch graphic designer, 1910-1990)

Note: Dick Elffers was a student of Zwart, Jongert, and Kiljan at the Rotterdam Academy and was later an assistant to Schuitema and Zwart. Even though Elffers was trained by functionalists, he began to see the limitations of only that approach. He spoke of individual artistic vision and viewed photography as equally important to all other graphic techniques (e.g., drawing and painting). After WWII Elffers was influenced by Flemish Expressionism and used bright colors in his paintings and a changing combination of illustration, decoration, and hand-drawn typography.

Names:
Elffers, Dick (preferred,V,index)
Dick Elffers (V,display)

Nationalities:
Dutch (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
graphic designer
industrial designer
graphic artist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Rotterdam (South Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)
Died:  Amsterdam (North Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Elffers, Dick (I)

Biographies:
(Dutch graphic designer, 1910-1990) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Dutch artist, 1910-1990) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Dick Elffers ........ [MoMA, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Elffers, Dick ........ [MoMA Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Broos and Hefting, Dutch Graphic Design (1993) 215

Subject: ........ [Gallery Systems, MoMA, VP]
....................  Broos and Hefting, Dutch Graphic Design (1993) 116; 215
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n90717725
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n90717725
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Broos and Hefting, Dutch Graphic Design (1993) 116,142
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