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Josef Albers

American artist, theorist, and teacher, born Germany

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 19 March 1888; died 25 March 1976. Albers trained as an art teacher at Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, Germany, from 1913 to 1915. From 1916 to 1919 he began his work as a printmaker at the Kunstgewerbschule in nearby Essen, Germany. In 1919 he went to Munich, Germany, to study at the Königliche Bayerische Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, where he was a pupil of Max Doerner and Frank Stuck. In 1920 he attended the preliminary course (Vorkurs) at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, and was appointed a master in 1923 or 1925. In 1925 Albers moved with the Bauhaus to Dessau, Germany, where he was named master. From 1928 to 1930 he was also in charge of the furniture workshop. In 1932 he moved with the Bauhaus to Berlin. From 1933, after the closure of the Bauhaus in Berlin, until 1949, Albers taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. From 1948 to 1950 or from 1950 to 1958, Albers was professor and chairman of the Department of Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He remained there as a visiting professor until 1960. After his retirement from Yale University, Albers continued to live in New Haven and to paint, monitor his own exhibitions and publications, write, lecture and work on large commissioned sculptures for architectural settings.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500033049.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Josef Albers:

Josef Albers Tents (Zelte), 1933 Linocut on wove paper glued to cardboard backing
Josef Albers Fenced, 1944 Relief print, probably woodcut on white wove paper
Josef Albers Intaglio Duo E, 1959 Inkless intaglio on Arches wove paper
Josef Albers Intaglio Duo F, 1959 Inkless intaglio on Arches wove paper
Josef Albers Olympische Spiele München 1972, 1970 Screenprint on wove paper
Josef Albers Variant: MMA-3, 1970 Color screenprint
Josef Albers Pillars, 1928, 1928 (printed 1970) Color screenprint
Josef Albers Interaction of Color, 1963 Color screenprints
Josef Albers Homage to the Square, MMA-1, 1970 Screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper
Josef Albers Homage to the Square, MMA-2, 1970 Screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper
Josef Albers Golden Gate, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Palatial, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Nacre, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Late, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Porta Negra, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Emeraude, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Profundo, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Arctic Bloom, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Pending, 1965 Screenprint
Josef Albers Arrived, 1965 Screenprint
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