Helmut Matheis was born 1917 in Speyer. Studied with Prof. E. von Dombrowski at the Staatsschule für angewandte Künste (State School of Applied Arts) in Munich from 1942 to 1945, then with Prof. F. H. Ehmcke from 1945 to 1947 (in 1946 the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Plastic Arts) and Staatsschule für angewandte Künste merged to form the Hochschule der bildenden Künste (College of Plastic Arts)). From 1950 freelance graphic designer in Munich and Starnberg. Has been living in Bernau on the Chiemsee since 1974.
Fonts of Helmut Matheis in the Linotype Library: (1957), (1958).