1907–1984 | BORN: Engelberg, Switzerland | EDUCATION: École des Beaux Arts in Geneva, Academie Moderne in Paris
Excelled at design, photography, and teaching
Broadened the use of photography in design
Experimented throughout his career
Herbert Matter learned typography from A.M. Cassandre, geometry from Le Corbusier, and abstraction from Fernand Leger. He put these design sensibilities fully to use in his native Switzerland and later in the United States in the course of a career marked by constant experimentation.
After studying in Paris, Matter was forced to leave France and return to his homeland when immigration authorities ...