Prikkebeen by Ben Mohr

Ben Mohr was a Dutch illustrator, advertising artist and cover illustrator. Born Bernhard Mohr in Hilversum, he spent some time in England and France after high school and then got private drawing lessons in Laren. He opened his own graphic design and advertising company in Amsterdam with Carel Vorstelman in the mid-1930s. He designed a great many covers for publishers like A.W. Sijthoff, A.W. Bruna & Zoon, Elsevier and H.P. Leopold.

In 1943 he illustrated the book 'Reizen en avonturen van mijnheer Prikkebeen. Een wonderbaarlijke en kluchtige historie' by J.J.A. Goeverneur. It was a reworking of Rodolphe Töpffer's classic comic story 'Monsieur Cryptogame'. Among the other books illustrated by Mohr are 'Het avontuurlijke leven van Jan Klaassen en Katrijn' (1933), 'D-trein 18 heeft vertraging' (1935), 'Wereld in wit en groen' (1941) and 'Janmaats en sinjeuren' (1949).

He continued his Studio Mohrin in several incarnations until the early 1950s. At this time, he was mainly working for publishers like Querido, Callenbach and Van Holkema & Warendorf. Mohr was affiliated with the Amsterdam-based ad agency Van Alfen from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. He passed away in Hilversum in 1984.

Prikkebeen by Ben Mohr

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