1. Variant IV. 1967. Silkscreen. 17 x 17 in. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Josef Albers was a German born painter, printmaker, designer, theorist and educator. While Albers is best remembered for his color field studies that are usually composed of concentric squares.
2. White Line Square XV. 1966. Three color aluminum plate lithography. 20 ¾ x 20 ¾ in.
Albers made hundreds of paintings and prints as part of his Homage to the Square series. Beyond his square series, Albers had an extensive career as a professor teaching everything from handicrafts and architecture at the Bauhaus. After relocating the United States, Albers taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where he produced a number of woodcut prints.
3. Ex Libris Franz Perdekamp. 1915. Linoleum Cut. 7 ¼ x 5 1/8 in.
4. Self-Portrait. Transfer lithograph. 1917. 21 x 16 in.
5. Umschlungen (Encircled). 1933. Woodcut. 13 ¾ x 20 in.
Albers went on to head the graphic design department at Yale University in Connecticut. Over the course of Albers career he produced a wide variety of prints, experimenting not only with woodcut but also lithography, linocut, drypoint (intaglio) and silkscreen.
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