Ernst Böhm studied at the educational institution of the Berlin Applied Arts Museum. In 1937 he was discharged from his teaching position because of his Jewish wife. Beginning in 1945, he was a professor at the College of Fine Arts in Berlin. He was primarily a graphic designer, made decorative books, book covers and bindings, weave designs, posters, wood carvings and porcelain. He also designed the 15-cent value German stamp series of 1919 on the occasion of the opening of the National Assembly in Weimar. In 1936 he won an art competition to design the certificate of honor for the Berlin Olympic Games.
|1928 Summer||38||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Mixed Painting, Graphic Arts||Germany||GER||AC|
|1932 Summer||42||Los Angeles||Art Competitions||Mixed Painting, Unknown Event||Germany||GER||AC|
|1936 Summer||46||Berlin||Art Competitions||Mixed Painting, Applied Arts||Germany||GER||AC|
|1928 Summer||38||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Germany||Final Standings||AC||Ehrenurkunde des Reichspräsidenten für die Reichsjügendwettkämpfe|
|1932 Summer||42||Los Angeles||Art Competitions||Germany||Final Standings||AC||Ehrenurkunden für die Verfassungswettkämpfe|
|1936 Summer||46||Berlin||Art Competitions||Germany||Final Standings||AC||Ehrenurkunde XI. Olympiade Berlin|