Alex Osborn

Born in New York City, 1888, he graduated as Ph. B. in 1909 und Ph. M: in 1921 at Hamilton College. He worked as a reporter for the Buffalo (N.Y.) Times and for the Buffalo Express before entering the field of advertising, where he founded the advertising agency of Barton, Durstine and Osborn (NY/USA). It later merged with George Batton Co. to build one of the most renowned companies in the world: BBDO (Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn).

In 1954 he established the Creative Education Foundation, Buffalo, and served as its president until the close of his life. Alex died in 1966.


Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving - ISBN 0930222733

Your creative power: How to use imagination - ISBN 0684129671

How to become more creative: 101 rewarding ways to develop your potential talent - ISBN B0007EU6WQ

A short course in advertising - ISBN B000859C1U

How to Think Up" (1942) - ISBN B0007DR4EA

Wake up Your Mind" (1952) - ISBN B0007EU6WQ

The Goldmine Between Your Ears - (1955) ISBN B0007FYSJ2

The creative education movement (as of 1964) - ISBN B0007FLIMW