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Copyright estate of the artist
 Albers, Josef (1888 - 1976)
Germany / USA

Study for Homage to the Square: Blond Autumn, 1964

Oil on masonite;
81.3 x 81.3 cm
Abstraction After WWII

UID 102-9



Biography

German-American painter and Professor of History of Art. Between 1913 and 1915, he studied at the Berlin Academy, between 1916 and 1920 at the Essen School of Arts and Crafts and the Munich Academy. From 1919 to 1920, he continued his training at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where he taught preliminary courses as from 1922. In 1925, he was made Bauhausmeister. In 1933, he emigrated to the United States where he stayed until 1949, continuing his teaching career at various American universities and institutes. In 1955, he took part in documenta 1 in Kassel and, in 1963, wrote Interaction of Colour. He was interested in geometrical painting, becoming well-known after 1950 through his compositions with squares entitled Homage to the Square. He can be considered one of the precursors of Op and Minimal Art.



Exhibitions

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
18-10-2003 ~ 22-02-2004

Building/Unbuilding/Inhabit - works of The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
29-04-2005 ~ 15-01-2006

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
27-01-2000 ~ 27-08-2000

Durante o Fim - Rui Chafes
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
15-10-2000 ~ 14-01-2001

Arte Cinética / Arte Op na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
29-09-2001 ~ 31-10-2001

Malevich e o Cinema
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
17-05-2002 ~ 18-08-2002

Malevich y el Cine
Fundación "la Caixa", Spain
12-11-2002 ~ 12-01-2003

Uma Escolha numa Colecção Particular
Galeria Valentim de Carvalho, Portugal
08-07-1993 ~ 28-07-1993

Nova Apresentação da Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
08-11-1999 ~ 01-03-2000

Berardo Museum Opening
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
25-06-2007 ~ 09-09-2007

De Miró à Warhol. La Collection Berardo à Paris
Musée du Luxembourg, France
16-10-2008 ~ 22-02-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011


Bibliography

Here and Now: On Minimal Art in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972990300X

Christie's, Contemporary Art, 1993
Published by Christie's

Colecção Berardo Collection 1917-1999, 2000
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 972817652X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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