Josef Albers

Artist, writer, and educator Josef Albers (1888—1976) worked with glass, photography, printmaking, and other modes of expression, but he was most well-known for his role in developing color theory in the twentieth century. Albers’s iconic series, Homage to the Square, featured simple, flat colored squares concentrically placed on the canvas. “Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon—it is the very heart of painting,” Albers said. His Interaction of Color (1963) remains one of the most innovative texts on color theory and contemporary art.

Source: Artnet