Sunday, December 13, 2009

Walter Erhard

Christmas Cards
Thanks to Pam, and designspongeonline

4 comments: said...

They are sooo goood!

Gep said...

I really like your blog. Today I had fun linking to some of these illustrators sites and looking through their other work.

Julie said...

Thanks, Gep. Isn't Erhard wonderful?


LisaErhard said...

Posted November 17, 2009 at 10:58 am | Permalink
Love this.

This was one of my father’s cards.
It's so wonderful to see a photo of this with nice responses on line.

My father, Walter Erhard also designed 50% of all Vera scarves and textiles, though never receiving proper credit for his work as he could never put his name on any of it.

He designed greeting cards in addition to the work he did with Vera. As well, he did children’s books, and was a painter. We have many of his paintings if anyone is interested in learning more about those.

He also loved gardening and spent many hours nurturing his plants, many of which he either grew from seed or planted as seedlings.

He was a beautiful person and a real humanitarian. Sadly he left this world in 2005, and my mother, Elfriede, a talented musician, just 2 years after that. He is survived by me, his daughter, and his son Paul Erhard, who lives in Colorado. Both of us are professional musicians. My father actually had said that he wanted to be a violinist when he was very young, but because there wasn’t enough money to pay for lessons, he took up drawing instead!

Later he learned to play the piano on his own.

I’m happy to hear from anyone interested in learning more about my father and his work.

I will be developing a website about his life's work.

You can reach me at

Lisa Erhard