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Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Artist Details


Josef Albers was born in 1888 in Bottrop, Germany. He began at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1920 in 1920 and joined the faculty in 1922. Albers was the subject of many solo exhibitions at various venues, including Josef Albers Graphikwerke, Galerie Goltz, Munich, Germany (1919); Abstractions by Josef Albers, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (1942); Albers, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (1961); Josef Albers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (1971); Methods of Josef Albers: Formulation–Articulation, Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata City, Japan (2002); and Josef Albers: The Heart of Painting, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA (2022). He has also participated in several group exhibitions, including Art International Indépendant, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (1937); Abstract Painting in America, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1951); Masters in Depth, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI (1983); Geometrical Affairs, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (2001); and The Double: Identity and Difference in Art Since 1900, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (2022). Albers died in 1976 in New Haven, CT.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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