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Willi Geiger (August 17, 1878- February 11, 1971) was a German Painter and Illustrator. He attended the Munich Arts and Crafts School from 1898-99, and later the Technical University, where he passed the state examination to teach drawing. Geiger also studied from 1903 with Franz von Stuck at the Munich Academy.  He was awarded the National prize and the Schack scholarship for some of his early work and he traveled to Spain, Italy, and North Africa. Willi Geiger was also awarded the 1910 Villa Romana prize for his success as a graphic designer. He is remembered for his unique typography which accompanied the majority if his illustrations. Geiger lived in Berlin until 1914 and then returned to Munich where he taught at the School of Decorative Arts and he was dismissed by the Nazi Party. In 1951 Willi Geiger received the Culture Prize of the City of Munich where he lived until his death in 1971.





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