Zwart, Piet 1885-1977
ZWART, Piet 1885-1977
PERSONAL: Born May 28, 1885, in Zaandijk, Netherlands; died September 24, 1977, in Leidschendam, Netherlands; married Nel Cleyndert. Education: Technische Hogeschool, Delft, 1913-14; self-taught in photography.
CAREER: Furniture and interior designer, 1911-77; graphic and industrial designer, architect, and photographer, 1919-77. Industrie-en Huishoudschool voor Meisjes, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, instructor in drawing and art history, 1909-19; studio of Jan Wils (architect), Voorburg, Netherlands, assistant architect, 1919; Academie van Beeldende Kunsten en Technische Wetenschappen, Rotterdam, instructor in design and ornament, 1919-33; H. P. Berlage, the Hague, Netherlands, assistant architect, 1921-27; freelance graphic designer and photographer, 1928-39, and 1945-77. Technische Hochschule, Delft, visiting instructor, 1929; Bauhaus School, Berlin, Germany, instructor, 1931. Het Vaderland (magazine), architecture correspondent, 1925-28; Film und Foto (exhibition), Stuttgart, Germany, organizer of Dutch section, 1929.
Filmreclame, [Rotterdam, Netherlands], 1933.
Het Boek van PTT, [the Hague, Netherlands], 1938, reprinted, 1985.
Piet Zwart, text by F. Muller and P. F. Althaus, [Teufen, Switzerland], 1966.
Piet Zwart: 12 Photographien (portfolio), [Cologne, West Germany], 1974.
Piet Zwart (1885-1977), Focus Books (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1996.*