|Dates||1888 - 1943|
"[Oskar Schlemmer] transformed into abstract terms of geometry or mechanics his observation of the human figure moving in space. His figures and forms are pure creations of imagination, symbolizing eternal types of human character and their different moods, serene or tragic, funny or serious."
So wrote Walter Gropius, founder of the
Dismissed from his professorship in 1933 amidst Nazi censorship, Schlemmer moved from the city to a small village in southwestern Germany and later to the town of Sehringen in the southern Black Forest. With his work increasingly banned by the Nazis, by 1938 he had begun to earn his living as a house painter in Stuttgart. Following an illness, Schlemmer died at Baden-Baden at age fifty-four.