Anders Beckman, Sweden

AGI member since 1952

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Anders Beckman, was a gifted artist, architect and marketing guru. He was the founder of Beckmans College (1939), which is still one of the most important design schools in Sweden today. As a pioneer in Swedish advertising art, he was responsible for many prestigious projects such as marketing for the World’s Fair in New York, 1939. He was the designer of the complete identity for the Helsingborg 55 Exhibition. Anders also organized a special pavilion in which the AGI could show its members’ work. After his sudden death, Ashley Havinden wrote: ‘Anybody who had the privilege and pleasure of Anders’s friendship will never forget his ebullient character and fun-loving zest for life.’

Anders Beckman – brother of Per Beckman – was a gifted artist, architect and marketing guru. He was the founder of Beckman College (1939), which he ran with his brother Per and is still one of the most important design schools in Sweden today. As a pioneer in Swedish advertising art, he was responsible for many prestigious projects such as marketing for the World’s Fair in New York, 1939. He was the designer of the complete identity for the Helsingborg 55 Exhibition. Anders also organized a special pavilion in which the AGI could show its members’ work.

After his sudden death, Ashley Havinden wrote: ‘Anybody who had the privilege and pleasure of Anders’s friendship will never forget his ebullient character and fun-loving zest for life.’

Biography text taken from AGI by Ben and Elly Bos

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    Anders Beckman, Sweden (1952)

    Anders Beckman – brother of Per Beckman – was a gifted artist, architect and marketing guru. He was the founder of Beckman College (1939), which he ran with his brother Per and is sti...

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    Anders Beckman, Sweden (1952)

      Anders Beckman, was a gifted artist, architect and marketing guru. He was the founder of Beckmans College (1939), which is still one of the most important design schools in Sweden today. As a pioneer in Swedish advertising art, he was responsible for many prestigious projects such as marketing for the World’s Fair in New York, 1939. He was the designer of the complete identity for the Helsingborg 55 Exhibition. Anders also organized a special pavilion in which the AGI could show its members’ work. After his sudden death, Ashley Havinden wrote: ‘Anybody who had the privilege and pleasure of Anders’s friendship will never forget his ebullient character and fun-loving zest for life.’

      Anders Beckman – brother of Per Beckman – was a gifted artist, architect and marketing guru. He was the founder of Beckman College (1939), which he ran with his brother Per and is still one of the most important design schools in Sweden today. As a pioneer in Swedish advertising art, he was responsible for many prestigious projects such as marketing for the World’s Fair in New York, 1939. He was the designer of the complete identity for the Helsingborg 55 Exhibition. Anders also organized a special pavilion in which the AGI could show its members’ work.

      After his sudden death, Ashley Havinden wrote: ‘Anybody who had the privilege and pleasure of Anders’s friendship will never forget his ebullient character and fun-loving zest for life.’

      Biography text taken from AGI by Ben and Elly Bos