Hungarian born artist Dan Reisinger dies at the age of 85

Hungarian-Israeli artist Dan Reisinger passed away at the age of 85. He was the first graphic designer to receive the Israel Prize in 1988.

Dan Reisinger was born in 1934 in Magyarkanizsa, Hungary. He lost almost his entire family during the Holocaust. He moved to Israel with his mother and foster-father in 1949. At the age of 16 he was admitted to the prestigious Bezalel academy of arts where he studied the modern graphical views in Europe.

In 1956, he made a poster which drew attention of the Western world on the situation of refugees of the Hungarian revolution. His work is also well-known for his poster which asked the Soviet Union to let Soviet Jews make Aliyah.

Reisinger also contributed a to design the visualization of the Jewish state. Among other, he designed the logos of the El-Al, the Teva medical drug company and the Hamiba theater.

The statue-composition on the force laborers in Budapest was made after his plans in 2016.


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