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This small selection of works by Josef Albers (1888 –1976) from the Davis collections invites close consideration of the geometric line in relation to color—or its absence—through prints and drawings, spanning 1944 to 1976.
Albers—teacher, writer, painter, and color theorist—was an influential member of the Bauhaus before immigrating with his artist wife, Anni, to the United States in 1933. His work continued at Black Mountain College and the Yale University School of Art; in 1971, he was the first living artist celebrated with a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Curated by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ‘37 Director of the Davis, Josef Albers: Geometries has been supported by the Claire Freedman Lober ’44 Endowment Fund.