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Holger Matthies

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      Holger Matthies, Germany (1976)

      Born 1940 in Hamburg. 1947-57 School in Hamburg; 1957-61 apprenticed in colourlithography; 1961-66 Studies in the Works School of Art and Form and in the University of Formative Art, Hamburg; 1966 Freelance...

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      Holger Matthies, Germany (1976)

        Born 1940 in Hamburg. 1947-57 School in Hamburg; 1957-61 apprenticed in colourlithography; 1961-66 Studies in the Works School of Art and Form and in the University of Formative Art, Hamburg; 1966 Freelance Graphik Designer in Hamburg. Professorships and workshops with students in Singapur, Hongkong, China, Chile, Spain, Jordania, Japan, Syria, France, Belgium, Hungary, Iran and Germany. 1994 Appointment for professor of Visual Communication at the University of Arts, Berlin. His posters are in museums and collections worldwide. He is member of the Poster Society in New York and Free Akademie of Fine Arts in Hamburg.
        Prices and Awards (selection): 1976 Gold Medal: German Postermuseum, Essen; 1980 Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland; 1981 Edwin-Scharff-Price from Free and Hansecity Hamburg; 1987 Silver Medal of Art Directors Club, New York; 1990 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Gold Medal, Essen; Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland; 1994 Silver Medal: Brno, Tschechoslowakia; 2002 Silver Medal: Hongkong International Poster Triennial 2001; 2012 Silver Medal: International Poster Biennial Warsaw, Poland.

        Education

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        Visiting Professor

          1984 – 1987

          • University of Design Hamburg (Germany)

          Visiting Professor

            1988 – 1988

            • University for Design, Art and Music, Bremen (Germany)

            Visiting Professor

              1989 – 1989

              • University of fine Art, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
              • University of Design, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

              Visiting Professor

                1993 – 1993

                • Faculta de Bellas Artes, Madrid (Spain)

                Professor for visual Communication

                  1993 – 2003

                  • University of fine Art, Berlin (Germany)

                  Awards

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                  • 1970

                  Prix de la Maison, Brno, Tschechoslowakia
                  • 1976

                  Gold Medal: German Postermuseum, Essen
                  • 1980

                  Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland
                  • 1981

                  Edwin-Scharff-Price from Free and Hansecity Hamburg
                  • 1981

                  Bronze Medal: International Postercompetition, Fort Collins, USA
                  • 1982

                  First Price of Japanese Graphik Designer for Posterdesign, Tokio, Japan
                  • 1982

                  First Price and Second Price for Best Poster in Berlin
                  • 1984

                  Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Silver Medal, Essen
                  • 1987

                  Silver Medal of ArtDirectors Club, New York
                  • 1990

                  Henri deToulouse-Lautrec GoldMedal, Essen
                  • 1990

                  Gold Medal: International Poster Biennial Warschau, Poland
                  • 1993

                  Merrit Award of Art Directors Club, New York
                  • 1994

                  Silver Medal: Brno, Tschechoslowakia
                  • 2000

                  Special Price: Design Center Nordrhein-Westphalia
                  • 2001

                  Silver Medal: Sexta Bienal International del Cartel en Mexico
                  • 2002

                  Silver Medal: Hongkong International Poster Triennial 2001
                  • 2007

                  Award Cultural: Colorado State University, USA
                  • 2012

                  Silver Medal: International Poster Biennial Warsaw, Poland

                  Other Professional Activities

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                  • Member of jury at all international poster biennials and triennials

                    1970 – 2017