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ID: 500033049
 
Record Type: Person
Albers, Josef (German-American painter, theorist, 1888-1976)

Note: Born 19 March 1888; died 25 March 1976. Albers trained as an art teacher at Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin, Germany, from 1913 to 1915. From 1916 to 1919 he began his work as a printmaker at the Kunstgewerbschule in nearby Essen, Germany. In 1919 he went to Munich, Germany, to study at the Königliche Bayerische Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, where he was a pupil of Max Doerner and Frank Stuck. In 1920 he attended the preliminary course (Vorkurs) at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany, and was appointed a master in 1923 or 1925. In 1925 Albers moved with the Bauhaus to Dessau, Germany, where he was named master. From 1928 to 1930 he was also in charge of the furniture workshop. In 1932 he moved with the Bauhaus to Berlin. From 1933, after the closure of the Bauhaus in Berlin, until 1949, Albers taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. From 1948 to 1950 or from 1950 to 1958, Albers was professor and chairman of the Department of Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He remained there as a visiting professor until 1960. After his retirement from Yale University, Albers continued to live in New Haven and to paint, monitor his own exhibitions and publications, write, lecture and work on large commissioned sculptures for architectural settings. German artist and designer; prof. at the Bauhaus.

Names:
Albers, Josef (preferred,V,index,LC)
Josef Albers (V,display)
Albers, Joseph (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German
Bavarian

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
printmaker
theorist
author
designer
photographer
professor
sculptor
teacher
typographer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Bottrop (Münster district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  New Haven (New Haven county, Connecticut, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Munich (Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany) (inhabited place)
active:   1933-1976  United States (North and Central America) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
fellow student of ....  Hesse, Eva  Yale University
..............................  (American sculptor, born in Germany, 1936-1970) [500026528]
professor at (person to institution) ....  Bauhaus  
................................................................  (German art school, 1919-1933) [500125058]
student of ....  Stuck, Franz von  
..................  (German painter, sculptor, and draftsman, 1863-1928) [500006652]
teacher at (person to institution) ....  Black Mountain College  
............................................................  (American liberal arts college, active 1933-1957) [500125890]
teacher of ....  Anuszkiewicz, Richard Joseph  
..................  (American painter, born 1930) [500025580]
teacher of ....  Feininger, T. Lux  
..................  (American painter and photographer, 1910-2011, born in Germany) [500021971]
teacher of ....  Fletcher, Alan  
..................  (English graphic designer, typographer, and author, 1931-2006) [500125487]
teacher of ....  Hicks, Sheila  
..................  (American textile artist, born 1934, active in France) [500110474]
teacher of ....  Ives, Norman  
..................  (American painter, collagist, and printmaker, 1923-1978) [500034477]
teacher of ....  Johnson, Ray  
..................  (American painter, draftsman, and performance artist, 1927-1995) [500006906]
teacher of ....  Noland, Kenneth  
..................  (American painter, 1924-2010) [500003418]
teacher of ....  Rauschenberg, Robert  1948-1949
..................  (American painter, sculptor, and photographer, 1925-2008) [500002941]
teacher of ....  Seidler, Harry  
..................  (Australian architect, 1923-2006) [500011564]
teacher of ....  Stanczak, Julian  
..................  (American painter, born 1928) [500008750]
teacher of ....  Welliver, Neil G.  
..................  (American painter, 1929-2005) [500015713]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Albers, Josef (I)

Biographies:
(German-American painter, theorist, 1888-1976) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(German artist, 1888-1976) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, 1888-1976) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, 1888-) ..... [WCP]
(American painter, 1888-1976) ..... [PROV]
(American (b. Germany), 1888-1976) ..... [JPGM]
(German and American artist, painter, printmaker, sculptor, teacher, professor, art theorist, typographer, designer, author and photographer; born Bottrop (Germany), 1888; died New Haven (Connecticut, United States), 1976) ..... [CCA]
(American painter, printmaker, 1888-1976) ..... [BHA]
(German artist, 1888-1976) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Albers, Josef ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCI Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
............................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 86
............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80057250
............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Albers, Joseph ........ [PROV]
..............................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Josef Albers ........ [CCA, GRL, PROV, VP]
..........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Friedl, Typography (1998) 86
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 1:548-549
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Vollmer, Künstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Weber, Josef Albers (1988)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 548-549
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
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