Classic artworks

Josef Albers

Josef Albers photo

Josef Albers (March 19, 1888 March 25, 1976) was a German artist, mathematician and educator.

Albers was born in Bottrop, Westphalia (Germany). He studied art in Berlin, Essen, and Munich, before enrolling as a student at the prestigious Weimar Bauhaus in 1920. He began teaching in the preliminary course of the Department of Design in 1922, and was promoted to Professor in 1925.

With the closure of the Bauhaus under Nazi pressure in 1933, Albers emigrated to the United States. There he joined the faculty of Black Mountain College, North Carolina. In 1950 Albers left Black Mountain to head the Department of Design at Yale University in Connecticut.

In 1971, Albers with his wife, textile artist Anni, founded the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Albers continued to paint and write until his death in 1976.

Structural Constellations
Structural Constellations (1953-1958)
Structural Constellations
Structural Constellations (1953-1958)
Interlinear N 65 Interlinear N 65, 1962
Zinc plate lithograph
Paper: 22.01 x 30 inches
Image: 18.74 x 24.02 inches
Interlinear N 32 bl, 1962
Zinc plate lithograph
Paper: 22.01 x 30 inches
Image: 18.74 x 24.02 inches
Interlinear N 32
Multiplex B
Multiplex B, 1948
Woodcut
Paper: 16.5 x 12.52 inches
Image: 12.01 x 7.99 inches
Multiplex C
Multiplex C, 1948
Woodcut
Paper: 15.98 x 11.5 inches
Image: 12.01 x 7.99 inches
High Up High Up, 1948
Woodcut
Image size: 8 x 9 1/2 inches
Paper size: 11 x 15 1/2 inches
signed and dated "Albers 48"
Rolled Wrongly, 1931
41.275 x 41.275 cm
Rolled Wrongly