Robert & Hertha Solmitz together at Blankanese


   Hertha Elisabeth Solmitz née Goldschmidt and Robert Mortiz Solmitz Archive




Antonio Alcalá

Antonio graduated from Yale University with a BA in history and from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in graphic design. After working as a book designer and freelance graphic designer, Antonio opened Studio A in 1988. Since then, Studio A has won awards of excellence from major design institutions including AIGA, Print, Communication Arts and Graphis. Antonio is an adjunct faculty member of the Corcoran College of Art + Design and a past president of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He is also responsible for the design of US postage stamps as an art director for the United States Postal Service. Antonio’s work and contributions to the field of graphic design were recognized with his selection as the 2008 AIGA Fellow, Washington DC. In 2011, he was nominated for two National Design Awards from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. His work is represented in the Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum, AIGA Design Archives, and the Library of Congress Permanent Collection of Graphic Design.

Hertha and Robert Solmitz were Antonio’s maternal grandparents.