(Bottrop, 1888 - New Haven, 1976)
German-born American painter, designer, and teacher, who was trained at the Royal Art School, Berlin, School of Arts and Crafts, Essen, the Munich Academy and the Bauhaus at Weimar. After a teaching period at the Bauhaus in Germany, he immigrated to the US and eventually became the head of design at the Yale University.
As an artist, Albers was initially an Expressionist printmaker and later evolved to geometrical abstract paintings. He is best known for his Homage to the Square series. His technique and approach also influenced key Op artists, like Richard Anuszkiewicz.
|Selected Exhibitions: Museums and Galleries|
MUSEUMS AND COLLETCIONS:
National Gallery of Art Washington D.C, U.S
National Gallery of Canada Ottawa, Canada.
Guggenheim Museum New York, U.S
Museum of Modern Art New York, U.S
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design Berlin, Germany.
Cleveland Museum of Art Ohio, U.S
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco San Francisco, U.S
Guilford College Art Gallery North Carolina, U.S
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington D.C., U.S
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester New York, U.S
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Texas, U.S
Montclair Art Museum New Jersey, U.S
Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island, U.S
Norton Simon Museum California, U.S
Portland Art Museum Oregon, U.S
San Diego Museum of Art San Diego, U.S
Smithsonian American Art Museum Washington D.C, U.S
Tate Gallery London, U.K.