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American, German, 1888-1976
Josef Albers (March 19, 1888 – March 25, 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century. Accomplished as a designer, photographer, typographer, printmaker, and poet, Albers is best remembered for his work as an abstract painter and theorist. He favored a very disciplined approach to composition. Most famous of all are the hundreds of paintings and prints that make up the series, Homage to the Square. In this rigorous series, begun in 1949, Albers explored chromatic interactions with nested squares. Usually painting on Masonite, he used a palette knife with oil colors and often recorded the colors he used on the back of his works. Each painting consists of either three or four squares of solid planes of color nested within one another, in one of four different arrangements and in square formats ranging from 406×406 mm to 1.22×1.22 m Tags: Bauhaus,Homage to the Square,Geometric Abstraction,Color Theory,Abstract Art,Modernism,Op Art,Interaction of Color,Bauhaus School,Abstract Expressionism,Color Study,Art Education,Abstract Painter,Josef Albers Foundation,Optical Art,Square Paintings,Minimalism,Hard-edge Painting,Form and Color,Art and Science,German Artist,Color Perception,The Interaction of Color Book,Color Variants,Structural Constellations,Art of Seeing,Color Field Painting,Josef Albers Museum,Modernist Printmaker
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Artist: (after) Josef Albers
White Lines Squares (Bauhaus, Minimalist, Homage to the Square - 50% OFF)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Lithographs by Blair Litho, Los Angeles, CA, USA Lithograph in brilliant Colors on paper, 1966 Image 6 x 6 inches Sheet: 7.5 x 7.33 inches COA provided Lithographs by Blair Litho, L...
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1960s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Lithograph

"ALBERS" - FOLIO OF NINE (9) SCREEN PRINTS (~50% OFF - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square Year: 1977 9 (nine) Silkscreen Prints in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper Unsigned Published by Verlag Aurel Bongers KG, Recklinghausen, German...
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1970s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Josef Albers Homage to the Square 1964 (set of 4 printed works)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square 1964 (set of printed works): A set of 4 screen-printed inserts from the 1964 exhibition catalogue, Homage to the Square: 40 New Paintings by Josef A...
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1960s Abstract (after) Josef Albers Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper Year: 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa C...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper Year: 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa C...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

White Lines Squares - Set of 6 (Minimalism Bauhaus Homage Square - 25% OFF LIST)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
SIX (6) Lithographs in brilliant Colors on paper, 1966 Image 6 x 6 inches (each) Sheet: 7.5 x 7.33 inches (each) Framed: 9 x 9 x 1 inches (each) COA provided (gallery issued) Origina...
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1960s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Lithograph

Josef Albers Homage to the Square 1977 (Josef Albers prints)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers Homage to the Square 1977: Screen-print in colors on heavy double-folded wove paper from the Verlag Aurel Bongers 1977 monograph approved by Albers shortly before his d...
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1960s Pop Art (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen, Lithograph

Josef Albers White Line Squares (set of 6)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Josef Albers White Line Squares: A set of 6 lithographic inserts (measuring approx 7.25 x 7.25 inches each), published as part of the 1966 ex...
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1960s Contemporary (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen, Lithograph

Homage to the Square: Selected (from "Albers")
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers (after) Homage to the Square: Selected (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1971 Image 6.25 x 6.25 inches Sheet: 9 x 7.625...
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1970s Modern (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square - SET OF FIVE (Minimalism, Bauhaus, ~49% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square - SET OF FIVE 1983 Color silkscreen(s) on semi gloss stock Size: 7.4 × 7.2 on 9.6 × 9.0 inches (each) Framed: 12.8 x 12.8 x 0.5 inches (each) Unsign...
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1960s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Grisaille and Patina (from "Albers")
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers (after) Homage to the Square: Grisaille and Patina (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1971 Image 6.25 x 6.25 inches Shee...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: "Protected Blue" + FOLIO (50% OFF LIST + $10 OFF SHIPPING)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Protected Blue Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper tipped-in at the front Year: 1968 Size: 6.25 x 6.5 inches Part of a First Edition small square quarto published for an Albers exhibition...
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1960s Modern (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Variant III (from Ten Variants)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Variant III (from Ten Variants) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper, 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa Contribution à Figuration Visuelle Au Cours Du XXe Siècle” Pr...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Variant IV (from Ten Variants)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Variant IV (from Ten Variants) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper, 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa Contribution à Figuration Visuelle Au Cours Du XXe Siècle” Pri...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: R-III A-4 (~35% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: Square: R-III A-4 Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image 8 x 8 inches Sheet: 8.8...
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1970s Modern (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Blue + Darkgreen with 2 Reds (~35% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: Blue + Darkgreen with 2 Reds Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image 8 x 8 inches...
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1970s Contemporary (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: La Tehuana (~35% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: La Tehuana Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image 8 x 8 inches Sheet: 8.875 x 8....
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1970s Abstract (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Grisaille and Patina (~35% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: Grisaille and Patina Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image 8 x 8 inches Sheet: ...
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1970s Abstract (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Yes Sir (~35% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: Renewed Hope Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image 8 x 8 inches Sheet: 8.875 x ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Renewed Hope (~35% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Renewed Hope (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 1962 - Oil on Masonite) Image...
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1970s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Six Silkscreen Prints (~56% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Homage to the Square: Folio of Six (6) Silkscreen Prints (from "Albers in Bottrop") Six (6) Screenprints in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded Year: 1973 Image 8 x ...
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1970s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper Year: 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa C...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Impact (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Impact (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1965 - Oil on ...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: White Marker (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: White Marker (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1964 - O...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Thaw (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Thaw (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1961 - Oil on Ma...
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1970s Abstract Geometric (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Set Off (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Set Off (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1960 - Oil on...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: At Night (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: At Night (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1958 - Oil o...
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1970s Modern (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Blue Look (Bauhaus, Minimalism, 50% OFF LIST PRICE)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Blue Look (from "Albers in Bottrop") (Bauhaus) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1973 (after original 1955 - Oil ...
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1970s Modern (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) - Set of Four (4) Screenprints (Bauhaus)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) - Set of Four (4) Screenprints Screenprints in brilliant Colors on wove paper Year: 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa Con...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square (Hommage au Carre) (Bauhaus, Geometric Abstraction) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper Year: 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa C...
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1970s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

White Lines Squares (Bauhaus, Minimalist, Homage to the Square, Albers)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Lithograph in brilliant Colors on paper, 1966 Image 6 x 6 inches Sheet: 7.5 x 7.33 inches COA provided (gallery issued) Lithographs by Blair Litho, Los Angeles, CA, USA From: Open e...
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1960s Bauhaus (after) Josef Albers Art

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Lithograph

Homage to the Square: R-III A-4 (~28% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: R-III A-4 (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1977 (after original 19...
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1970s Abstract (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Protected Blue (~28% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Protected Blue (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1971 Image 6.25 x 6.25 inches Sheet: 9 x 7.625 i...
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1970s Color-Field (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: Yes Sir! (~28% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers (after) Homage to the Square: Yes Sir! (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1971 Image 6.25 x 6.25 inches Sheet: 9 x 7.625...
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1970s Abstract (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Homage to the Square: R-I D-5 (~28% OFF LIST PRICE - LIMITED TIME ONLY)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Josef Albers Homage to the Square: R-I D-5 (from "Albers") Screenprint in brilliant Colors on strong wove paper double folded, 1971 Image 6.25 x 6.25 inches Sheet: 9 x 7.625 inches U...
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1970s Conceptual (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

Variant VII (from Ten Variants)
By (after) Josef Albers
Located in Kansas City, MO
Variant VII (from Ten Variants) Screenprint in brilliant Colors on wove paper, 1972 From “Josef Albers: Son Oeuvre et Sa Contribution à Figuration Visuelle Au Cours Du XXe Siècle” Pr...
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1970s Minimalist (after) Josef Albers Art

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Screen

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    Josef Albers is an artist associated with the Bauhaus movement who lived from 1888 to 1976. He developed an important color theory hypothesis and employed it in works like his "Homage to the Square" series. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers was born on March 19, 1888, in Bottrop, Germany. He would go on to become a leader of the modern art movement and to make huge strides in the area of color theory research. Shop a selection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers is known for his work as a painter, educator and writer. His work as an artist helped to define the modern period and advance color theory, changing the way future generations approached their own art. His "Homage to the Square" series contains his most famous pieces. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Josef Albers art.
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    To pronounce Josef Albers, say "JOW-suf ALL-burz." His first name is the German spelling of the English name Joseph and said in much the same way. His last name is also of German origin. On 1stDibs, find a range of Josef Albers art.
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    What inspired Josef Albers changed over the course of his life. During the Bauhaus period, his colleagues Johannes Itten and László Moholy-Nagy greatly influenced his work. In the 1950s, Albers and his wife, textile artist Anni Albers, frequently traveled to Mexico to draw inspiration from the local architecture and art. On 1stDibs, shop a range of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers taught at more than one school during the course of his life. After a brief period of time as an elementary school teacher in Bottrop, Germany, he enrolled in the Bauhaus school and began teaching classes there within a few years. After moving to the U.S., he taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and the Yale University School of Art in Connecticut. Shop a range of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers's parents were Magdalena and Lorenz Albers. His father worked as a handyman, painting houses, performing repairs and doing carpentry jobs, and his mother came from a long line of blacksmiths. You'll find a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers usually painted with a palette knife instead of a paintbrush, liking how the increased level of control allowed him to create sharp, well-defined lines. He rarely used a palette, normally applying paint right from the tube. Usually, he produced his pieces on Masonite board to add texture to the compositions. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers framed his work in different ways throughout his career, but he is most well known for the compositions of his "Homage to the Square" series. These oil paintings featured bold squares in varying hues that demonstrated how colors impact one another. Albers framed the squares with mathematical precision, masterfully fusing geometry with art. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Josef Albers artistic expression.
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    Over the course of his long career, Josef Albers painted in more than one movement. His early work fits the characteristics of Bauhaus artists, while his later compositions are in line with the features of geometric abstraction. Find a collection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers used the same materials throughout his career. Usually, he preferred oil paints, which he applied with a palette knife instead of a brush. Much of his work appears on textured masonite board. Find a selection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers's color theory holds that the only way to fully understand a single color is to view it alongside other colors. He believed that surrounding colors had the ability to change the perception of a hue, and he used his "Homage to the Square" series to demonstrate this. Find a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers taught many subjects at the Bauhaus. When he began as a teacher, he oversaw the Vorkurs, the introductory course that reviewed composition, construction, design, color theory and other fundamentals. In later years, he became a full professor and expanded his course offerings. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers came to America in 1933 after the Nazis shuttered the Bauhaus. He and his wife, the textile artist Anni Albers, originally settled in North Carolina. During his time there, Albers taught at Black Mountain College. Shop a variety of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    No, Josef Albers's art is generally not considered fauve. Fauvism refers to an art movement that lasted from 1904 to around 1910 and included artists like Henri Matisse and André Derain. Although these artists' use of color likely influenced Josef Albers, historians associate him with the Bauhaus movement that lasted from 1919 to 1933. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Josef Albers art.
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    Josef Albers taught at the Yale University School of Art from 1950 until 1958. In addition to instructing classes, he served as the dean of the university's Department of Design. You can find a range of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers went to more than one school during the course of his life. He attended the Königliche Kunstschule in Berlin and earned a teaching certification after he graduated in 1915. In 1920, he enrolled at the Bauhaus school. Within three years, he began teaching the introductory course at the institution. Shop a collection of Josef Albers art on 1stDibs.
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    Josef Albers taught at an elementary school in the town of Bottrop, Germany, during the early 20th century. The name of the school is unknown. Albers would go on to teach at the Bauhaus and Yale University. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Josef Albers art.
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    Anni Albers designed textiles. She also produced decorative objects out of textiles she created. Today, the German-American artist is well known for her rugs and wall hangings. On 1stDibs, you can shop a variety of Anni Albers art and furniture.

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