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Josef Albers

American Painter, Poet, Sculptor, Teacher, and Theoretician

Born: March 19 1888 - Bottrop, Germany

Died: March 25 1976 - New Haven, CT, USA

“When you really understand that each color is changed by a changed environment, you eventually find that you have learned about life as well as about color."

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Josef Albers was instrumental in bringing the tenets of European modernism, particularly those associated with the Bauhaus, to America. His legacy as a teacher of artists, as well as his extensive theoretical work proposing that color, rather than form, is the primary medium of pictorial language, profoundly influenced the development of modern art in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.

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