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Josef Albers

Josef Albers

(Bottrop, 19 March 1888 – New Haven, 26 March 1976)

After studying painting in Berlin, Essen and Munich, in 1920 he entered the Bauhaus in Weimar, where in 1925 he became professor.
In those years his artworks tried to subvert the static nature of painting to highlight the instability of forms. To achieve this Albers represents repeatedly abstract geometrical models, utilising almost exclusively primary colours.
His creations in this period include prints, designs of furniture, works on metal, but especially collages of coloured glass that allow for continued variations of light.
Albers migrated to the United States where he became citizen in 1939 and where he thought in North Carolina until 1949 and then to Yale.