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Xanti Schawinsky


"born in Switzerland, 1904. Studied in Zurich, Cologne, and Berlin. Joined the Bauhaus in 1924, where he worked with Schlemmer, Kandinsky and Gropius. Taught stage design there in 1929. Lived in Germany, Italy and Russia. He came to America in 1936 to teach at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Went to New York in 1938 to work for the World's Fair and became established there. He has exhibited in Europe, and in America at the Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University, Black Mountain College, and the Institute of Design in Chicago. Taught design at Brooklyn College in 1944-45. Awarded the Langley Scolarship by A.I.A. in 1944. Lives in New York free lancing for industry" (Modern Art in Advertising).

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