Signiture of artist Hans Liska


The close collaboration with Mercedes-Benz over many years throughout the 1950s was career defining for Liska’s development as an artist and his international acclaim. His fascination for speed and the ability to transform it into captivating paintings, paired with his eye for graphic design and advertisement helped define the company’s public image for over a decade.


In contrast to many other artists and graphic designers in the automotive industry in the 1950s, Liska worked almost exclusively with Mercedes-Benz. Through this close cooperation, his drawings and advertising posters became one of the most important influences in the advertising strategy of this time. He collected many of his fresh ideas while traveling with his wife and friends and immortalised them in his graphic works for Mercedes-Benz.

Liska's World War experiences
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