About the artist
Originally from Benediktbeuern, Bavaria, Erdt refined his lithography skills and studied under Maximilian Dasio at the Munich School of Applied Arts. Around 1908, he joined Hollerbaum und Schmidt, immersing himself in the "Berlin School." Here, he created an enduring example of Sachplakat: an advertisement for Opel's budding race car division. During World War I, Erdt produced influential propaganda posters for the German State Film Committee and various propaganda films, including the well known U Boote Heraus!
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