Jan Rotgans (Hoorn, Terschelling, February 11, 1881 - The Hague, July 15, 1969) was a Dutch graphic artist, illustrator, bookbinding designer and draftsman. He followed courses in Amsterdam at the Kunstnijverheidsschool Quellinus, the Rijksnormaalschool, the Kunstnijverheidsschool and the National Academy for Visual Arts and was taught by Bart van Hove, Willem Molkenboer, Tiete van der Laars and Pieter Dupont. In 1902 Jan Rotgans established himself as a designer of posters, illustrations and advertisements. He advertised for various companies. Rotgans makes a frequently depicted poster for the Spijker car. He also drew advertising designs for Karel I, Kwatta, Philips, Van Nelle, Stork and Verkade. He also made cartoons for De Ware Jacob magazine, but his drawings also appeared in De Nederlandsche Spectator, Algemeen Handelsblad and De Groene Amsterdammer. He also worked as a book cover designer for various publishing houses.
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