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Walter Gropius Art

German, 1883-1969

As the founder of the Bauhaus — the German art and design school that was one of the chief crucibles of modernismWalter Gropius had a central and enduring impact on the architecture and design of the 20th century and beyond. Along with fellow Bauhaus principals such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer, Gropius championed a philosophy of design focused on simplicity, efficiency and the inherent beauty of steel, glass and other industrial materials.

Born in Berlin, Gropius followed in his architect father’s footsteps and after completing his studies was employed by the brilliant proto-modernist designer Peter Behrens. Gropius’s early architectural work demonstrated many of the aspects that define the modernist aesthetic: ribbon windows, an emphasis on light and minimal decoration. Gropius became known primarily as a great organizer, writer and teacher. After military service in World War I, he developed concepts of what are now called the applied arts — a marriage of creative imagination with practical skill and technology. These notions drove Gropius’s founding of the Bauhaus in 1919. The school would welcome many of the great creators of the 20th century, including Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers. After the independent-minded college fell afoul of the Nazi regime in the 1930s, Gropius immigrated to the United States, and finished out his years on the Harvard faculty.

Gropius produced far fewer furniture designs than his fellows on the Bauhaus faculty, but what he did make has a purity of form and spirit. As you will see from the works offered on 1stDibs, Walter Gropius never compromised his vision of design that encompassed beauty, creativity and the highest level of technical skill.

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Walter Gropius Armchairs for Thonet Set of Eight
By Thonet, Walter Gropius
Located in Chicago, IL
Walter Gropius armchairs for thonet set of eight, Model W199 Austria 1951, Solid Oak Restored and repainted with black lacquer. Seat Height: 17".
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Walter Gropius Art

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Oak

Set of Six Oak Dining Chairs by Walter Gropius for Thonet, Germany, 1960s
By Walter Gropius
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of six oak dining chairs by Walter Gropius for Thonet, Germany, 1960s. The set have been refinished and are all in excellent condition. They feature bentwood legs and solid oak s...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Walter Gropius Art

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Oak

Gemaltes Ornament. (Etruscan Vase Design),
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Chromolithograph. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. A fine German work by, the illustrations are of class...
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Late 19th Century Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Acanthus Leaf
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. See images for similar works by Groupius. All i...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Column with Rosettes
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. See images for similar works by Groupius. All i...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Frieze 2
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. See images for similar works by Groupius. All i...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Frieze 2
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. See images for similar works by Groupius. All i...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Frieze 1
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. See images for similar works by Groupius. All i...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Gemaltes Ornament. (Etruscan Vase Design)
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. A fine German work by, the illustration...
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Late 19th Century Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Acanthus Kelch
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. W. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. A fine German work, the illustrations a...
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Late 19th Century Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Acanthus (Architecture)
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. A fine German work, the illustrations are of cla...
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1870s Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

Tudor Rose
By Walter Gropius
Located in Florham Park, NJ
ARCHIV FUR ORNAMENTALE KUNST. M. Gropius, L. Lohde, P. Lehfeldt. Lithographs with Later Hand-Color. Berlin, 1870. 13” x 19” Unframed. A fine German work, the illustrations a...
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Late 19th Century Academic Walter Gropius Art

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Lithograph

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Walter Gropius art for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Walter Gropius art for sale. You may also search for art by Walter Gropius in lithograph, engraving and more by medium. Not every interior allows for large Walter Gropius art, so small editions measuring 21 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Samuel Sydney, Keika Hasegawa and Martin Gropius. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$650 and tops out at US$675, while the average work can sell for US$650. .

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