Josef Albers

Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a renowned painter, printmaker, designer, photographer, color theorist, writer, and teacher who had the longest tenure of any artist at the Bauhaus (1920-33). He was the pivotal figure at the experimental Black Mountain College in North Carolina (1933-1949) and chaired the Yale University Department of Design (1950-1958). The first living artist ever honored in a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1971, he is best known for his series of paintings Homage to the Square-searching works of intense and subtle color exploration.

Courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation