zaterdag 26 december 2009

Schiphol Company Photography Graphic Design Fré Cohen

Bron:Bro 1991/22 fol [brochure] (ReclameArsenaal [IISG])

Fré Cohen (Amsterdam 1903 - Hengelo 1943) grew up in a jewish social democratic environment. She had office jobs at publishing houses of the workers' movement and studied typography in the evenings. Actively involved in the Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale (AJC, Workers' Youth Central), she designed many of its brochures and periodicals. In 1927 she was among the founders of the Socialistische Kunstenaars Kring (SKK, Socialist Artists' Circle), together with Jan W. Jacobs. The works donated are from this period. In these same years, Cohen designed many publications for the municipality of Amsterdam. In 1943 she was betrayed and arrested by the Germans, and subsequently committed suicide.

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