WERNER DAVID FEIST
Werner David Feist (German, 1909–1998) was a graphic designer, art director and university lecturer. He was a student at the famous school of Bauhaus in Germany, from October 1927 to April 1930, where he studied with Josef Albers, and was taught by renowned artists, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. Werner David worked in Oskar Schlemmer’s Bauhaus theater workshop, as well, he studied in the advertising workshop under Joost Schmidt, and learned photography with Walter Peterhans (using his own 9 x 12 plate camera); he received a qualification certificate from the advertising workshop and photographic department of the Bauhaus in 1930.
Werner David participated in the Gas und Wasser exhibition, Berlin, under Joost Schmidt and in 1929 his works were part of the Werkbund Film und Foto exhibition in Stuttgart.
From 1930–1933 he was an advertising artist in Prague, and from 1933–1939 lived there as a self-employed advertising artist, photographer and journalist, also becoming interested in color photography.
In 1939 he stopped working as a photographer and fled to Poland. He served in the British Army from 1940-1945, and after working as an art director in London after the war, permanently moved to Canada in 1951. In Canada Werner David was art director, a lecturer, painter and graphic artist until his death in 1998.