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Joost Schmidt
teacher, painter, typographer, graphic designer, designer
05.01.1893 Wunstorf
02.12.1948 Nürnberg

1910 - 1914 study at the Großherzoglich Sächsische Hochschule für Bildende Kunst in Weimar, there master student of Max Thedy and in the Winter term 1913/14 diploma in painting.


Military service and captivity in the First World War. 1919 - 1925 study at the Bauhaus in Weimar in the workshop for stone and wood sculpture with Johannes Itten and Oskar Schlemmer. 1925 - 1932 head of the sculptural workshop (until 1930) and the workshop for advertising, typography and printing at the Bauhaus in Dessau, there since 1929 also teacher for nude drawing and figure drawing.


In 1934, together with Walter Gropius, design of the "non-ferrous metals" section of the propaganda show "Deutsches Volk - Deutsche Arbeit" and opening of his own studio in Berlin. 1935 teacher at the Privatschule Kunst und Werk under the direction of Hugo Häring, after a short time suspended from work. After the end of the war appointed professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Berlin through the initiative of Max Taut. In 1946 design of the exhibition "Berlin plant/Erster Bericht" with members of Bauhaus. Participation at documenta 3.