Heinz Loew


After an apprenticeship in machine engineering, Heinz Loew (German, 1903–1981) went to the Bauhaus in Dessau in 1926. He took the obligatory preliminary course with Josef Albers and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as taking classes with Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Joost Schmidt. Between 1926 and 1928 he was also a member of the theater workshop at the Bauhaus, which was run by Oskar Schlemmer, where he designed and built a mechanical theater model for the theater exhibition 1927 in Magdeburg. From 1928 onwards, Loew was employed in the sculpture workshop at the Bauhaus, which was closely linked to the workshop for typography and advertising headed by Joost Schmidt. In 1929, some of his photographs were exhibited at Film & Foto in Stuttgart. In 1930 he received his Bauhaus diploma and with Bauhaus graduates Franz Ehrlich and Fritz Winter founded Studio Z, a design studio for exhibition design in Berlin. During this time he also briefly worked for the sculptor Naum Gabo. From 1936 onwards Loew lived in London, and from 1937 on worked as a teacher at the Reimann School in London. The school closed down in 1944 after a bomb attack, and as a consequence Loew worked as a freelance designer, graphic designer and exhibition designer. He died in 1981 in London.