Herbert Aach Biography

Cologne, Germany

Established German-American painter Herbert Aach was most known for his fascination with COLOR THEORY, including phases of color, phenomenology, perception, and fluorescence. Aach can be associated with painter Robert Delaunay as well as with Alfred Jensen. His ABSTRACT paintings and works on paper largely consist of GEOMETRIC variations on different shape and color combinations.

Aach was professor of art at Queens College, where he was chairman of the art department from 1976 to 1979, and was New York City's color consultant on the painting of its bridges. Aach edited and published the American translation of Goethe's "Color Theory" in 1971 and also contributed to publications including Journal of Color and Appearance, and Arts, Crafts Horizons. He lived in Manhattan until his death in 1985.