Josef Albers

American , 1888 - 1976

Printer, designer and painter, Josef Albers was born in Bottrop, Germany. Initially working in the tradition of Erich Heckel and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff, he entered the Bauhaus school in 1920 where he was to become a teacher two years later.

Albers later emigrated to America following the closure of the Bauhaus school by the Nazis in 1933. During the 1950s he became Chairman of the Department of Architecture and Design at Yale.

Albers is renowned for his famous series of lithographs and paintings based on the square. Based on very subtle chromatic harmonies, "Homage to the Square" was the result of a preoccupation with abstraction that dated back to the 1920s.
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SP II

1967

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

I-S j

1973

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

SP X

1967

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

SP VII

1967

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

SP VI

1967

Krakow Witkin Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

I-S LXX b

1970

Brooke Alexander, Inc.

$5,500 - $12,000

Prefatio

1942

Brooke Alexander, Inc.

$12,000 - $35,000

Gray Instrumentation I, Plus I

1974

Alan Cristea Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

Fenced

1944

Susan Sheehan Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

Variant II

1967

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request

Palatial

1965

Thomas French Fine Art

Price upon request

I-S LXXII a

1972

Susan Sheehan Gallery

$12,000 - $35,000

Prefatio

1942

Susan Teller Gallery

Price upon request

I-S f

1970

Barbara Leibowits Graphics Ltd.

Price upon request