Josef Albers "Color Study' Oil on Paper, 1959
Regular price $4,500.00
Josef Albers (1888-1976) born in Bottrop, Germany, enrolled at the Bauhaus - the recently founded school of art, architecture, and design in Weimar, Germany - in 1920. Placing equal importance on technical and artistic skills, the courses at the Bauhaus centered on the "contrasting effects" of form, texture and, most importantly for Albers, colour. After completing his studies Albers taught at the Bauhaus for eight years until the school closed under pressure from the Nazi Party. He then emigrated to the United States and taught at Black Mountain College, NC, and Yale University, CT.
In 1949, Albers began his celebrated series, "Homage to the Square" which would become a body of more than 1,000 works executed over a period of twenty-five years. Albers' works have been the subject of numerous retrospectives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
In 1976, the Josef Albers Foundation was established and, in 1983, a museum dedicated to the artist opened in Bottrop, Germany.
Fifteen Gallery features this phenomenal original piece from Albers' most celebrated Homage to the Square Series.
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Description: Color Study, 1959
Oil on Paper
Full margins, matted
Image dimensions: 13 x 8.75 in (33 x 22.2 cm)
Frame dimensions: 16.5 x 12.5 in (41.9 x 31.7 cm)
Signed and dated by artist
Very good condition