Josef Albers

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Born in 1888 in Bottrop, Germany, Josef Albers was a highly-acclaimed art educator, color theorist, and artist. During his long, colorful career as an educator, he taught at the Department of Design at Yale University, the experimental Black Mountain College, and the Bauhaus. Albers is often seen as one of the most prominent visual arts teachers of the 20th century.

Perhaps his legendary work is the 1949 to 1976 Homage to Square series, which explores how varying juxtapositions of color and form can affect the emotions and perceptions of the viewer.

Albers’ work has been shown in various cities worldwide and included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the British Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.